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President Buhari: 5G Technology Would Enhance Security In The Country

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President Muhammadu Buhari stated that Fifth Generation (5G) would provide opportunities capable of enhancing the security and economic situation in the country.


President Buhari directed all security agencies to immediately leverage 5G technology to address the nation’s security challenges.

The President made this known in Abuja on Tuesday during the presentation of the National Policy On 5G for Nigeria’s Digital Economy.

President Buhari said, “It will also support security situations 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 challenges we face.”

According to the President, the National 5G Policy includes a deployment plan which ensures that major cities nationwide would benefit from the technologies.

President Buhari also assured investors that the Nigerian government would continue to provide an enabling environment for businesses to thrive.

He also directed the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, to supervise the implementation of the 5G policy being done by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in partnership with other government agencies.

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