FG Launches N Alert Mobile App to Tackle Insecurity in Nigeria
The Federal Government of Nigeria recently launched the N Alert Mobile App.
The government hopes that this new mobile application will help tackle insecurity in Nigeria.
The app will make it easier for Nigerians to contact security agencies in the country.
On Thursday, The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola announced the launch of the N Alert mobile application. The minister preached that the application will help Nigerians to easily reach out to different security agencies in Nigeria for quick intervention concerning all security-related incidents.
Mr. Aregbesola claimed that the mobile app will aim to reduce the rate of human and infrastructural casualties and prevent incidents such as the Kaduna-Abuja railway attack.
The minister said that casualties during the attack could have been avoided had a passenger been able to alert any security agency.
He further said that the government will keep on providing resources for the security agencies and also cater to their welfare.
Mr. Aregbesola also stated that security is everyone’s responsibility and urged Nigerians to come together against insecurity.
The N Alert mobile app will also reportedly allow Nigerians to send real-time audio, videos, and photos of any incident they want to report.
However, the minister appealed to the citizens of Nigeria not to abuse the mobile app by reporting false incidents because it reduces the team’s ability to respond to genuine incidents swiftly.
During the app launch, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed stated that his ministry would work together with the Ministry of Interior to make the mobile security application a success.
Lai Mohammed said that this new mobile application will transform the way we manage our lives, properties, and security in Nigeria. He added that the essential factor that will make this app successful is information.
He claimed that if genuine information gets to the relevant security agencies, there will certainly be room for swift response.