The use of modern technology in dealing with the disturbing security challenges in Nigeria might be more effective, says the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
The presidential hopeful said if elected as the next president after President Muhammadu Buhari, his government may adopt the security system being in use in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to address the challenging security issues in Nigeria.
Naija News reports that Atiku noted this during Channels Television’s Peoples Townhall on Sunday alongside his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State.
Explaining why he may consider the UAE system, the former Vice President said the country’s method of ensuring the safety of its people and properties is primarily based on adopting technology to monitor what is going on across the country.
He maintained that adopting the UAE approach by monitoring everybody’s movement will discourage people from committing crimes.
The 2023 presidential candidate said: “The security architecture I admire is the UAE security architecture, and it’s primarily based on monitoring. You don’t see policemen in uniform in UAE, and you don’t see soldiers, but virtually everybody is being monitored daily and, particularly if you are a visitor, from the moment you step into the country or go out anywhere you are going, you are being watched, and that is the deployment of technology as far as security is concerned.
“That is to say, we are aiming for the ultimate but we have to deal with our current security structure. How we reform it to ensure that we give our people a more secure environment to undertake their own legitimate businesses wherever they may be, whether in the rural areas, semi-urban and so on.”
Atiku reiterated that his plan is the immediate requirement that any government should do because there is a security challenge in every geopolitical zone, and each geopolitical zone is peculiar.
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