By Yomi Kareem
As part of efforts to curb the insecurity bedeviling the country, the federal government has launched the Nigeria Internal Security and Public Safety Alert System, NISPSAS, mobile application.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, during the launching of the NISPSAS at the Ministry yesterday, maintained that the initiative became imperative owing to myriads of security challenges including insurgency, terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery and banditry, ritual killing, cattle rustling, herdsmen and farmers clashes, homicide, intercommunal clashes, gender based Violence and electoral violence, among others facing the country.
He posited that the federal government has committed and continues to commit unprecedented amounts of resources to addressing these security challenges.
In his words; “As part of the response to this challenge, the Ministry of Interior has therefore developed an application, a technological innovation that works with the smart mobile phone or any other device with android or IOS capability, to send alerts to all security agencies real time.”
Aregbesola stated that the initiative is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s policy of making the security of lives and property of Nigerians a priority. And that it is also part of the objective of leveraging Information and Communication Technology, in doing government business and operations.
He stressed that it is to this end that the Ministry designed and has now deployed the NISPSAS Mobile Application for joint operations and monitoring of the preparedness of the Services and the Nigeria Police.