The Nigerian Federal Government should consider investing intensively on close-circuit television cameras to help curb insecurity in the country, says Prof David Adewumi, the President of the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS).
Speaking last week during the opening ceremony of the 25th annual national conference of the Nigerian Computer Society (NCS) Prof Adewumi opined that the government should consider installing these devices on strategic places across the nation.
A simple technology such as CCTV would go a long in helping to check against the activities of insurgents that have taken guns against the country, he said, adding that appropriate use of ICT tools will effectively tackle insecurity across the nation.
Prof Adewumi also pointed out that as a way forward, the government needs to address and “extract functional utility from the present databases maintained by Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Police, National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, Banks among others.”
In his view, the urgent thing government must do is establish a national biometric database programme to tackle insecurity in the country.
“We cannot be clamouring for digital when the security situation in the country is porous. Therefore it is critical for Nigeria as a nation to put appropriate security measures to secure the country’s sovereignty,” commented Demola Aladekomo, former President of NCS.
NCS recommends the immediate and appropriate use of ICT tools to tackle the insecurity in the land.