According to him, Nigerians, irrespective of status, could not sleep with their two eyes closed because of the state of security threat across the country. He noted that crimes like kidnapping thrive because of technology like the GSM.
Governor Bala Abdulkadir stated this in his keynote address at the inauguration of the North-East zonal office of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), in Bauchi State.
His words, "Very few of us today, all over the country, sleep with two eyes closed because we are afraid of kidnapping, we are afraid of banditry. Kidnapping takes place just because of one technology that is available, nothing else. Remove that technology and kidnapping will be impossible. And that’s the GSM. Without contact with the family of the kidnapped victims, there will be no kidnapping; it will be a fruitless exercise. We have said this over and over and I think finally, our governors in the North-West have come to terms with this reality. Let me challenge you that are engineers and my younger brother that is up there as a Minister (of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami), can’t we or until when can we discover a way of getting round this problem of immobilising or neutralising the use of the GSM in the commitment against crime? How can we quicken track and pin down a criminal when he commits a crime via the GSM? Once you can do this, it’s over. We’ll go to our beds and enjoy our sleep. This is just one internal challenge and there are many like that."
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