Tuesday, August 02, 2016

FG says ‘National Addressing System, panacea against crime’

The Federal Government has described the holistic National Addressing System (NAS) as the panacea against crime in the country, reports ITRealms.

Speaking through the Communications Ministry, the Federal Government urged for the establishment of a national addressing system nationwide.

According to a press release made available to ITRealms by the Special Assistance on Media to Minister of Communications, Victor Oluwadamilare, this was contained in a presentation by the acting Post Master General of Federation, Mr. CYB Ndahi, to the minister of in Abuja.

 According to him, the new development will help individual to secure a legal identity, facilitating the planning and implementation of public policies and to fight against any national disasters and diseases.

He further explained that this is necessary to reinforce national and international security and helps in sending mails, adding that people need addresses to be recognized as members of their communities.

“The national addressing system will help individual secure a legal identity and facilitate the planning and implementation of public policies and services. It is also useful to fight against national disasters and diseases. It will reinforce national and international security and enable tax levy better and dispatch emergency services.”

Ndahi maintained that the establishment of national addressing system is the only way to control criminality and fight corruption, adding that government should do all in its capacity to ensure it work out.

“Banks and other commercial institutions need accurate addresses to locate their customers against fraudulent activities. Water boards and electrical distribution companies need accurate addresses for distribution of their bills and revenue collection, he noted.”

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