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ZTE backs Reps investigation over $470m CCTV project



The telecommunications giant ZTE has drummed support for the ongoing investigation of $470 million National Public Security Communication System (NPSCS) which involve Circuit Camera Television (CCTV) contract by the House of Representatives, insisting they completed the project but it was allowed to waste, reports ITRealms.

In a press statement endorsed by Managing Director, ZTE, Mr. Hao Fuqiang, made available to ITRealms on Sunday in Abuja, the company expressed optimism, noting that the project was initiated during the administration of late President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua for the installation of CCTV cameras in Abuja and Lagos to curb insecurity.

According to Fuqiang they welcome this probe because they are sure to come out clean, stressing they have consistently maintained that the project was fully completed and final texts completed, even as the acceptance certificates are available for scrutiny. 

“We are also proud that we built and delivered one of the most sophisticated security communication tools for the Nigerian government and Nigerian people. We believe the probe will unraveled why the equipment’s were left unutilized and allowed to waste.

“Though this is the third time this project is being probed, we welcome it and will give full cooperation to the committee because it is an opportunity for us to state our own side of the story. We hope that the government will do all within its powers to resuscitate this very important project,” he said.

According to him, the NPSCS,  project is made up of five  components or subsystems which have been full completed and tested, including Global Open Trunking Architecture (GOTA),  Video Surveillance Subsystems, Video Conferencing subsystem, E-policing subsystem: and Coalition Emergency Response subsystem.

 

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