The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News 16 Jul, 2021 04:15 am

Nigeria will soon deploy robots, AI to fight crime, says senate

Nigeria will soon deploy robots, AI to fight crime, says senate
The Senate has indicated that the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has established a centre for artificial intelligence

This was disclosed when the upper legislative chamber considered a report on ‘The Spate of Growing Insecurity in Nigeria’ by the Joint Committee on Legislative Compliance and Communications during plenary.The chairman of the Joint Committee, Senator Adelere Adeyemi Oriolowo (APC, Osun West), in his presentation, revealed that the SIM registration exercise by the Ministry, which makes the provision of the National Identity Number compulsory, has drastically reduced the use of phones by kidnappers for the purpose of negotiations.He added that the Joint Committee also found there were other programmes and projects by the Ministry and its agencies to support security agencies in fighting crime.Air force spokesman, Edward Gabkwet, who made the disclosure, said the aircraft would be leapfrogged through five countries of Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Spain and Algeria before arriving in Nigeria towards the end of July 2021.

He said: “An official induction ceremony of the aircraft into the inventory of the Nigerian Air Force is already being planned at a later date in August 2021 to be announced in due course.This came as the first batch of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft procured departed the United States of America on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, en route to Nigeria.

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