The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has said that the adoption of Fifth Generation Network popularly known as 5G will play a vital role in addressing insecurity in Nigeria.
The Minister stated this on Tuesday at the launch of the National Policy on Fifth Generation Networks for Nigerias Digital Economy, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
5G network is a viable platform for security institutions to leverage on, in tackling the security challenges that have bedeviled the country, by harnessing the potential of digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Robotics etc. which explore real time information for maximum efficiency.
He stressed that the 5G Network will enhance transparency and economic development in the country adding that its potential for job creation is unprecedented.
He commended President Buhari for the immense support enjoyed by the Digital Economy sector, also disclosed that the National Policy on 5G will achieve numerous goals, including the security of the ecosystem and the protection of data.
The National Policy on 5G Networks was approved to be espoused in Nigeria by the Federal Executive Council on the 8th of September 2021 after a series of trials and multi stakeholder engagements eliminated perceived health risks surrounded the Networks.