To help ameliorate the spate of insecurity in the country, the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) has urged the federal government to invest massively on the installation of Close Circuit Television, CCTV in strategic places across the nation. This, NCS said will be able to address the security challenges. CCTV will not totally eradicate the menace of terrorism in the country, said the NCS; but it will reduce the incidents of bombing and other acts of terrorism.
The president of NCS, Prof. David Adewumi in his opening remark at this year’s NCS annual conference held in Enugu, said a simple technology such as CCTV would go a long way in helping to checkmate the activities of insurgents that have taken guns and other arms against the country. According to Adewumi, if CCTV was deployed across the country, it would deter would-be criminals terrorizing the nation, adding that the place of biometrics in security should not be ignored.
While reiterating the readiness of the NCS to work with the government on possible technologies to checkmate criminal acts, Adewumi said the federal government must establish a national biometric database programme to tackle insecurity in the country. “NCS maintained that there is need for the government to extract functional utility from the present databases maintained by Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, police, National Identity Management Commission and banks,” he added.