Friday, May 17, 2013

IT holds solution to terrorism in Nigeria – Aladekomo


Sir Demola Aladekomo, NCS president
The president of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) Sir Demola Aladekomo has declared that Information Technology (IT) holds the key to the solution on rising terrorism in Nigeria.
 
Speaking to ITRealms at NCS headquarters, on Thursday, Aladekomo, noted that this is evident at the recent Boston bombing in the United States and another in the United Kingdom.

According to him, IT was key in identifying and resolving the myth around the Boston bombing within few weeks of terror.

According to him, Nigeria has the professional, who have been groomed over the years alongside the technical competence to deliver the country from the armpit of terrorists.

What is required, he said is the enabling political will and trust to engage the nation’s IT professionals instead of the government’s re-occurring disposition for anything foreign.

He also noted that it has been in the news that event most of the terrorists in causing mayhem in the northern part of the country are not Nigerians, recalling that a few years back, Nigerians were rated as the happiest people on earth, hence they are not keen in committing suicide.

Wondering since the alleged suspects are not Nigerians, how are we sure that those supporting these deadly acts of terrorism are not foreigners.

Aladekomo further condemned the award of Nigeria’s national smart Identity cards to Mastercard, a foreign firm to produce 13 million cards.

Such act, he lamented create capital flight for Nigeria and lack of employment for the youths.

All these, he said, encouraged NCS to build its theme for this year’s international conference to be hosted in the State of Osun at the Royal Park Hotel, Iloko Ijesa, as “e-Government and National Security.”
 

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