By; BAYO AKAMO Ibadan
The newly inducted Vice President of the Institute of Data Processing Management (IDPM), Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku on Sunday declared that the only way Nigeria government can succeed in the war against terrorism and criminality is to adopt use of effective data processing management
Asiwaju Ajanaku stated this during a chat with newsmen at his induction along with Alhaji Adamu Garba, the new IDPM President
He stressed that there is also the need for security agencies in Nigeria to partner IDPM for effective crime control and eradication of terrorism and that it is the time has come for all tiers of government in the country to consider deploying an analytics programme to combat crime.
According to the IDPM Vice President, “the only way Nigerian government can succeed in her war against terrorism and criminality is to adopt the use of effective data processing management. Method of combating crime has changed and two major changes noticed are”
“Government at all levels, as well as security agencies must recognize the benefits of data collection and improve use of information to combat crime, and know that technology advancements would play a huge role to improve the security of our communities.”, he said.
Emphasizing the importance of “technology innovations complement strategies to improve community relationship for four reasons”, Asiwaju Ajanaku advocated “extending the reach of police in the field through the use of video surveillance, shot spotters and license plate detection technologies”
The IDPM Vice President added that, “more effectively deploying resources based on data analytics.Increasing the speed and accuracy of core reporting functions, such as report preparation and evidence handling.Improving the effectiveness of investigations by giving officers access to a broader array of integrated, actionable intelligence needed to solve crimes”.
“With technology advancements, policy officers can work more directly in their communities, and be empowered by data. They can gain more situational awareness, understand a crisis as it unfolds, and take preventive steps to counter crime, even before it happens”,