Rep. Adedeji Olajide (PDP- Ibadan North-West/South-West Constituency) believes that the use of drone technology such as satellite planes can help to address Nigeria’s lingering challenge of insecurity.
Olajide, who is also a technologist and is running for re-election for a second term, made the claims in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Friday.
He stated that plane drones could be deployed into the forest to locate and track bandits, cattle rustlers, and kidnappers hiding there.
According to him, Nigeria can actually comb the entire forest using technology to detect the movement, location, and image of suspected criminals disrupting the country’s peace.
“Most of the bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers and armed robbers use cell phones and with the help of these technologies, we can locate and trace their movements and get them out of their hideouts.
“In the United States, everybody’s conversation is recorded, they have a huge data centre, they can record and track you, as well as monitor your activities through those gadgets and we can apply same in Nigeria too.
“When we record their conversations, we can now use the judiciary to access that data, because ordinarily, you cannot access or use that data unless you apply for it through the court.
“In Nigeria, we have BVN, NIN, through which you can get all the details about any individual in the country and monitor the person’s activities.
“We can also use technology to curb election rigging. There are so many things we can capture and place in the data base and find out figure duplications, fraudulent accounts and fish out the criminals,” he said.
Olajide, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Bentley Energy Nigeria Ltd., said, “Nigeria will become a secured nation when people are no longer involve in criminality and corruption”.
He added that technology could also help in curbing, to a reasonable level, evil vices ravaging the nation.
“There are so many duplication in our budgeting system, somebody will sit down in an agency in Abuja and decide which project should be sited in Ibadan without coming to Ibadan.
“I am confident and resolute that Nigeria will change for the better with the help of technology.
“We can use technology to curb election rigging, have a repository centre of all data and that is what we suppose to be doing, but it was not being done; two people can’t be alike, the finger prints are different.
“There are so many things we can capture and place in the data base and figure out the duplications.
“All these fraudulent account operators can be fished out and that is how can use technology to secure our society,” Olajide said. (NAN)