Bachi State Governor Bala Mohammed has called on the federal government to deploy technology to fight terrorism, kidnappings and other security problems.
Why did the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy not deploy its knowledge and technology to track down terrorists, kidnappers and criminals?
He made the remarks while addressing a graduation ceremony of the Office of the National Technology Acquisition and Promotion Office in the North East Zone on the campus of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University.
Represented by Education Commissioner Ali Tilde, the governor said Nigeria was facing technology on two fronts – internal and external.
“We are very few in this country today. We sleep with our eyes closed because we are afraid of kidnapping, bandits,” he said. Kidnappings can only take place because of one technology. Get rid of that technology and kidnap is impossible. And this is GSM.
“Without contact with the abducted families, there will be no kidnapping. It will be a fruitless experience.
“We, the engineers and my younger brother, as Minister (Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami) have not been able to find a way to reduce or exclude the use of GSM for criminal purposes. ?
“I was arrested on GSM. How can we speed up and identify when a crime is committed? Once you can do this, it will end. We go to bed and have a good night’s sleep.
Mohammed also said that many universities in Nigeria would be closed if they did not invest in technology.
“Over the next 10 years, Harvard University will enroll more than 10 million undergraduate students, thousands of Nigerians. He noted that thousands of villagers in the village would receive a degree from Harvard University.
“If we are not careful, this approach will destroy many universities in the Third World. And even in the US over the next 10 years many universities will be closed because they are not supportive.
“So you have to invest in e-learning, you have to make sure that the e-learning content of your university is increasing every year.”
He also commended NOTAP for doing a good job of ensuring access to and promotion of technology in the country.
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