NPC: We are creating digital maps to improve security
The National Population Commission (NPC) has stated that it is mapping out different locations and buildings to ehance security.
The commission in what is referred to as enumeration demarcation area (EAD) exercise said it is working on capturing images of localities and buildings as part of efforts on digital mapping of the country.
The Osun NPC director, Bayo Adejobi in an interview said the enumeration will provide a database for addressing security issues.
Adejobi said bandits and kidnappers have routes they follow, and if the security agencies make use of the NPC computer-based maps, it will assist in locating the hideouts of such persons.
According to him, the federal government has mandated the population commission to try out the EAD between June 7 and June 13, in preparation for the forthcoming national census.
“NPC is deploying the best standard computer-based technology for the enumeration area demarcation. It will give the country an effective database that will help improve the nation’s security architecture,” he said
“I believe the area demarcation apparatus, which is digital in nature, is capable of showing images of locations, building roofs, streets, especially where any crime is likely to have been committed.
“By the time we are done, our images will be available to everybody, including the security agencies.
“Our map can be used, both in soft copies and hard copies, because the images show everything we need.
“If any crime is committed in a particular location, the image room is only checked to easily identify the criminal elements involved.”