Civil Defence boss deploys new technology to fight crime, criminality
The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, [NSCDC], in Ekiti State CC John Olatunde, has called for the introduction of high technologies into the nation’s anti-crime war.
Speaking in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday at the World Civil Defence Day, the NSCDC boss said: “Technological advancement in information technology helps to prepare necessary back ups in case of natural and man made disasters anytime they surface. With the development in technical know-how, total reliance on artificial intelligence can fail because they are put in place by human beings who are better reasoning than the computer.”
He said the programme is held annually to awaken consciousness about the necessity of Civil Defence, strategies employed and deployed in protecting people and the environment.
He said the theme is championed on the interest and necessity of high technologies and inter connectivity of modems and satellite pings, artificial intelligence and robotic engineering in assessing risks related to civil populace security system and homeland security.
The Commandant further praised the introduction of Technology in the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections, which he said, helped to minimise vote buying and other electoral offences with a clear warning that over reliance on technology may bring confusion and people should know how to reconcile differences arising from failure of technology.
He alluded further on the commitment of the Commandant General, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, PhD, mni, OFR to digitalize the administration and operations of the Corps for seamless intra and inter Agency collaborations and synergies.
He highlighted the use of Information Technology Apps such as I – EARS ( Integrated Electronic Arrest Reporting System) and PCASM (Public Crime Alert System Monitoring) in the operations of the Corps to drive the Safe School Initiative; as well as gathering Intelligence for national security.
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