President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has directed all security institutions to immediately leverage on the Fifth Generation (5G) technology to enhance security in the country.
Buhari disclosed this on Tuesday while launching 5G network for Nigeria’s Digital Economy.
He said the Nigerian government will take full advantage of the opportunities provided by the new technology for the economy, security, and well-being of the nation.
Buhari also allayed fears over the health safety of 5G, affirming that such issues have been ”effectively addressed” in developing a Policy that suits the country.
On the benefits of 5G technology, the President noted that it would support virtually every sector of the economy, including enhanced connectivity, improved healthcare, support education while fostering smart cities and boosting agriculture, among other advantages.
He said, “It will also support security institutions with real-time communication.
”5G technology is significantly faster than earlier digital technologies and it provides near real-time communication. This can play a key role in boosting our efforts towards enhancing security across the nation.
”It will enable our security institutions to effectively deploy robotics, autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality to address any security challenge that we face.”