President Muhammadu Buhari has directed security agencies to leverage on Fifth Generation (5G) technology, when deployed, to enhance security in the country.
The President gave the directive at the launch of the National Policy on 5G for Nigeria’s Digital Economy in Abuja, on Tuesday.
Buhari said the Federal Government will take full advantage of the opportunities that 5G provides for the economy, security and well-being of the nation.
He also allayed fears over health safety of 5G, saying such issues have been effectively addressed in developing a Policy that suits the country.
On the benefits of 5G technologies, the President noted it can support virtually every sector of the economy, including enhanced connectivity, improved healthcare, support for education while fostering smart cities, and boosting agriculture, among other advantages.
“It will enable our security institutions to effectively deploy robotics, autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality to address any security challenges that we face,” he said.
President Buhari directed the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to supervise the implementation of the Policy, being done by the Nigerian Communications Commission.