Nigeria’ll capitalize on Digital Technology to Combat Insecurity – Pantami
The minister of communications and digital economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has stated that the use of emerging technologies in combating insecurity remains a veritable tool that Nigeria will continue to capitalize on.
Pantami, who was represented by the director-general of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa said this during a paper presentation at the National Students Security Summit 2022 organised by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
He said that the rapid advancement of technology has brought about the term Emerging Technologies that are new, and they have not been fully explored or are still under development, and new cases are discovered every day.
According to the minister, the technological revolution is transforming lives at breakneck speed, dramatically altering the way people work, learn and live together.
He stated that Emerging Technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Quantum Computing, Augmented Reality, Internet of Things and Robotics are exponentially growing and finding new applications in an ever-increasing number of sectors, including the way people receive, exchange and process information for security activities.
The minister further said that unstoppable as insecurity is, the country has continuously explored various approaches to mitigate security challenges. “You would all agree that the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), characterised by digitalisation and automation, is cutting across all sectors of industry and humanities.
copious role of digital technology in tackling insecurity can never be underestimated; making it a veritable tool for defeating all security threats in the country.