Nasarawa State Commissions West Africa’s Frist Smart Street light Project.

His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has stated that his administration would continue to do its best in its quest to improve the lives and wellbeing for the people of Nasarawa State , particularly as it relates to physical planning and modern technology as Nasarawa state was one of those that have embraced the smart city concept .

Governor Almakura stated this as he commissioned the Smart Streetlight project at the Nasarawa State Geographic Information (NAGIS) Service office in Karu LGA . 
The Governor Almakura expressed great sense of fulfillment that barely few weeks to the expiration of his tenure, His administration has among many other giant strides deployed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in land administration, traffic monitoring and Crime control.

In this pilot project, 15 electric poles have been installed in Karu on the Abuja -Keffi road adjacent to the NAGIS service center, done for security to cover activities in a data bank, retrieve, assist security agents to investigate, crimes and prosecute offenders.

The pilot project of the first Smart Streetlight project in West Africa would provide:
Enhanced streetlights, using 100 watt LED lights that can laminate up to a hundred meters radius each,

mounted with CCTV that has 6 Mega pixel surveillance camera, with motion sensors,

Out door WiFi 300 meters radius which would provide free internet to the public within the area,

sensors that collect wide range of data such data bandwidth requirements and a substation to support 5G networks in future,

the Sensors would monitor the air quality, traffic patterns and pedestrians movement which could all be used for further planning and development,

This comes as a solution to the current challenges and determined to support the development of a modern , vibrant urban environment that is safe , and to provide essential soci-economic services and to uplift all citizens.

The NAGIS Service Center in Karu has developed into a technology hub where all the digital equipment, customized software for automated land transactions and more , all operated by Nasarawa State civil servants and supported by GIS/Transport.