by Grace Obike
Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo has directed that local intelligence technology, GridCodes, be considered for national digital scheme.
The digital addressing technology leverages Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to provide around the country even if such places have no physical addresses.
Former Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu said Nigeria could effectively improve governance, boost commerce, fight crime and better manage intelligence through the adoption of GridCodes, a technology for digital addressing which was designed and founded by a Nigerian.
The former minister said Prof Osinbajo, the chairman of the Nigerian Digital Addressing Council, directed the council to review GridCodes technology for national adoption by the Federal Government.
In a statement by the Managing Director of Gridcodes, Squadron Leader Adefola Amoo (retd), Dr. Onu stated this while inaugurating the Inter-Ministerial Technical Committee on the adoption of GridCodes.
He said: “GridCodes is a technology for digital addressing invented and globally patented by Squadron Leader Adefola Amoo (rtd).“