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Bayelsa State to Use Drones in Controlling Crimes


Bayelsa State Government will henceforth use drones to control crimes in the state.
The state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Chief Blessing Ipigansi-Igbagara, said the state will soon launch a drone crime control system and a social park to fight criminality in the state.
Speaking at the ongoing inter-ministerial briefings in Yenagoa, the state capital, Friday, the Commissioner said the anti-crime drones were developed by an indigenous manpower and technology system.
He said the development was in line with the present administration’s zero tolerance for crime and criminality.
He said the system would be directly linked to the police on patrol duty at different locations adding that about four drones with the speed limit of 150 kilometer per hour would deployed to every police station in the state.
He said since the inception of the Dickson’s administration, the ministry had collaborated with the Federal and Foreign Agencies in the area of training and capacity building to address manpower needs of the state.
He said the ministry was also developing the data base of unemployed graduates.
The commissioner also added that the era of non-completion and abandonment of projects by recalcitrant contractors was over in the state.
Explaining further he said the Ministry of Science and Technology had developed a video monitoring system to oversee the activities of the contractors handling various projects in the state.

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