Bauchi state Governor, Bala Mohammed, has challenged the federal authorities to deploy technology to acquire the war against terrorism, kidnapping, and other forms of insecurity.
He stated this in a keynote deal with at the inauguration of the Northeast zonal office of the Countrywide Place of work for Engineering Acquisition and Promotion on Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College, Bauchi.
The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner of Education, Aliyu Tilde, mentioned that Nigeria is challenged technologically on two fronts – internally and externally.
He said, “Today, really couple of of us, all about the region, do not rest with two eyes shut due to the fact we are concerned of kidnapping, we are worried of banditry. Kidnapping will take place just since of one technologies that is available, almost nothing else. Eliminate that technologies and kidnapping will be unachievable. And that is the GSM.
“Without call with the loved ones of the kidnapped victims, there will be no kidnapping, it will be a fruitless workout. We have reported this over and in excess of and I imagine eventually, our governors in the northwest have occur to conditions with this reality.
“Let me challenge you that are the engineers and my younger brother that is up there as a Minister (of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami), just cannot we explore a way of receiving around this issue of immobilizing or neutralizing the use of the GSM in the motivation versus crime?
“How can we quicken monitor and pin down a prison when he commits a criminal offense with the GSM? As soon as you can do this, it’s around. We’ll go to our beds and get pleasure from our rest. This is just a single inside obstacle and there are numerous like that.”
Governor Mohammed who also gave a further interior problem said until universities throughout the globe notably, in Nigeria, embrace and commit in technologies and go into e-understanding, quite a few of them will shut down.
The Governor, nevertheless, counseled NOTAP for accomplishing a great task in ensuring acquisition and promoting engineering in the region stating that the operate is essential to the technological progress of the country.
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