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  •  Two former Vice Chancellors University of Ibadan Prof Idowu Olayinka and Prof Isaac Adewole have extolled the virtues and contributions of the late Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje the first Nigerian Professor of Geography Olayinka and Adewole along with others spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Saturday NAN reports that Mabogunje was born on Oct 18 1931 in Kano and died on Aug 4 Mabogunje was African President of the International Geographical Union In 1999 he was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences among other achievements during his lifetime Olayinka said We mourn the demise of Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his entire family associates and friends He matriculated at the then University College Ibadan in 1949 and earned a First Degree in Geography in 1953 This was followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in the same discipline He was elevated to the grade of Professor in 1965 thus becoming the first Nigerian Professor of Geography Baba was widely acclaimed as the foremost Social Scientist ever produced by Africa He had earlier in his illustrious career served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ibadan from 1968 till 1970 He provided a leadership role in the preparation of the Master Plan for the Abuja Federal Capital Territory According to Olayinka as one of the earliest students of the University College Ibadan Mabogunje received the Degree of Doctor of Science _honoris causa_ from the University of Ibadan in 2018 He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him as a distinguished and highly respected UIte who was very passionate about his Alma Mater He served meritoriously as the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye he said Olayinka said that it was high time the government took the advice of the late professor on university ownership to ensure sustainability It is generally accepted that the fortunes of the Nigerian University System cannot improve until a sustainable funding model is guaranteed In this respect about a decade ago Prof Akin Mabogunje suggested that the Federal Government of Nigeria should hand over the University of Ibadan to the Alumni to manage It is perhaps high time this proposal is interrogated for the overall benefit of the country otherwise if we are to learn from history the current national strike by ASUU may painfully not be the last We pray for the repose of the soul of the Colossus and eminent global citizen Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew this humble and soft spoken academic giant the former VC said Also Adewole another former Vice Chancellor extolled the virtues of the deceased and his contributions to the development of Nigeria especially the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja We have lost an Iroko He was truly the last of the Mohicans An academic noble he dined and wined with the Kings and Queens He was another Mr Fix a soft spoken man who influenced policies without being a politician Abuja was his hand and foot print A city that could be named after him A unique and successful family man he remained largely visible but quiet His work and legacy are immortal May his gentle soul Rest In Peace Adewole a former Minister of Health said In his comments retired Prof Olabode Lucas of the Department of Agronomy University of Ibadan said that the late Prof Mabogunje was indeed an academic giant and intellectual Colossus He was in the same league as Ibadan Academic giants like Dike Lambo Ajayi Lucas Odeku Akinkugbe Aboyade Irvine Durley Olayide Oyenuga and Bassir He was the greatest Geographer in Africa who won the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Geography As a student at Ibadan he was the Secretary of the Action Group on the campus together with people like Bola Ige and Olutoye In this capacity he was a member of the Action Group Executive Council presided over by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo After retirement he founded the DPC with Prof Aboyade For many years he was the Chancellor of Ogun State University He came he saw and conquered May his soul rest in perfect peace Lucas said Also Mr David Afolayan the Chief Executive Officer GIS Konsult said that the late Prof Mabogunje contributed to learning of Geography and passed it down to the next generation Afolayan described the deceased as a professor of professors and a great mentor He contributed immensely to teaching of GIS in public and private secondary schools in Nigeria since 2015 and in equipping the next generation on having a better understanding of how the world works And he also empowered young people to proffer solutions to problems in the society through the connections he provided on the project I was inspired to take on Afolayan said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ex-UI VCs, Olayinka, Adewole, others mourn Mabogunje, 1st Nigerian Professor of Geography
     Two former Vice Chancellors University of Ibadan Prof Idowu Olayinka and Prof Isaac Adewole have extolled the virtues and contributions of the late Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje the first Nigerian Professor of Geography Olayinka and Adewole along with others spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Saturday NAN reports that Mabogunje was born on Oct 18 1931 in Kano and died on Aug 4 Mabogunje was African President of the International Geographical Union In 1999 he was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences among other achievements during his lifetime Olayinka said We mourn the demise of Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his entire family associates and friends He matriculated at the then University College Ibadan in 1949 and earned a First Degree in Geography in 1953 This was followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in the same discipline He was elevated to the grade of Professor in 1965 thus becoming the first Nigerian Professor of Geography Baba was widely acclaimed as the foremost Social Scientist ever produced by Africa He had earlier in his illustrious career served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ibadan from 1968 till 1970 He provided a leadership role in the preparation of the Master Plan for the Abuja Federal Capital Territory According to Olayinka as one of the earliest students of the University College Ibadan Mabogunje received the Degree of Doctor of Science _honoris causa_ from the University of Ibadan in 2018 He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him as a distinguished and highly respected UIte who was very passionate about his Alma Mater He served meritoriously as the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye he said Olayinka said that it was high time the government took the advice of the late professor on university ownership to ensure sustainability It is generally accepted that the fortunes of the Nigerian University System cannot improve until a sustainable funding model is guaranteed In this respect about a decade ago Prof Akin Mabogunje suggested that the Federal Government of Nigeria should hand over the University of Ibadan to the Alumni to manage It is perhaps high time this proposal is interrogated for the overall benefit of the country otherwise if we are to learn from history the current national strike by ASUU may painfully not be the last We pray for the repose of the soul of the Colossus and eminent global citizen Prof Akinlawon Mabogunje He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew this humble and soft spoken academic giant the former VC said Also Adewole another former Vice Chancellor extolled the virtues of the deceased and his contributions to the development of Nigeria especially the Federal Capital Territory FCT Abuja We have lost an Iroko He was truly the last of the Mohicans An academic noble he dined and wined with the Kings and Queens He was another Mr Fix a soft spoken man who influenced policies without being a politician Abuja was his hand and foot print A city that could be named after him A unique and successful family man he remained largely visible but quiet His work and legacy are immortal May his gentle soul Rest In Peace Adewole a former Minister of Health said In his comments retired Prof Olabode Lucas of the Department of Agronomy University of Ibadan said that the late Prof Mabogunje was indeed an academic giant and intellectual Colossus He was in the same league as Ibadan Academic giants like Dike Lambo Ajayi Lucas Odeku Akinkugbe Aboyade Irvine Durley Olayide Oyenuga and Bassir He was the greatest Geographer in Africa who won the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Geography As a student at Ibadan he was the Secretary of the Action Group on the campus together with people like Bola Ige and Olutoye In this capacity he was a member of the Action Group Executive Council presided over by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo After retirement he founded the DPC with Prof Aboyade For many years he was the Chancellor of Ogun State University He came he saw and conquered May his soul rest in perfect peace Lucas said Also Mr David Afolayan the Chief Executive Officer GIS Konsult said that the late Prof Mabogunje contributed to learning of Geography and passed it down to the next generation Afolayan described the deceased as a professor of professors and a great mentor He contributed immensely to teaching of GIS in public and private secondary schools in Nigeria since 2015 and in equipping the next generation on having a better understanding of how the world works And he also empowered young people to proffer solutions to problems in the society through the connections he provided on the project I was inspired to take on Afolayan said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ex-UI VCs, Olayinka, Adewole, others mourn Mabogunje, 1st Nigerian Professor of Geography
    General news2 months ago

    Ex-UI VCs, Olayinka, Adewole, others mourn Mabogunje, 1st Nigerian Professor of Geography

    Two former Vice-Chancellors, University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka and Prof. Isaac Adewole, have extolled the virtues and contributions of the late Prof. Akinlawon Mabogunje, the first Nigerian Professor of Geography.

    Olayinka and Adewole along with others spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Saturday.

    NAN reports that Mabogunje was born on Oct.18, 1931 in Kano and died on Aug. 4. Mabogunje was African President of the International Geographical Union.

    In 1999, he was the first African to be elected as a Foreign Associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences, among other achievements during his lifetime.

    Olayinka said: “We mourn the demise of Prof. Akinlawon Mabogunje.

    Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his entire family, associates and friends.

    “He matriculated at the then University College, Ibadan in 1949 and earned a First Degree in Geography in 1953. This was followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in the same discipline.

    “He was elevated to the grade of Professor in 1965, thus becoming the first Nigerian Professor of Geography.

    “Baba was widely acclaimed as the foremost Social Scientist ever produced by Africa.

    He had earlier, in his illustrious career, served as Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ibadan from 1968 till 1970. “He provided a leadership role in the preparation of the Master Plan for the Abuja Federal Capital Territory.

    ” According to Olayinka, as one of the earliest students of the University College, Ibadan, Mabogunje received the Degree of Doctor of Science _honoris causa_ from the University of Ibadan in 2018. “He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him as a distinguished and highly respected UIte, who was very passionate, about his Alma Mater.

    “He served meritoriously as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye,” he said.

    Olayinka said that it was high time the government took the advice of the late professor on university ownership to ensure sustainability.

    “It is generally accepted that the fortunes of the Nigerian University System cannot improve until a sustainable funding model is guaranteed.

    “In this respect, about a decade ago, Prof. Akin Mabogunje suggested that the Federal Government of Nigeria should hand over the University of Ibadan to the Alumni to manage.

    “It is perhaps high time this proposal is interrogated for the overall benefit of the country, otherwise, if we are to learn from history the current national strike by ASUU may painfully not be the last.

    “We pray for the repose of the soul of the Colossus and eminent global citizen, Prof. Akinlawon Mabogunje.

    He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew this humble and soft spoken academic giant,” the former VC said.

    Also, Adewole, another former Vice-Chancellor, extolled the virtues of the deceased and his contributions to the development of Nigeria, especially the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

    “We have lost an ‘Iroko’.

    He was truly the last of the ‘Mohicans’.

    An academic noble, he dined and wined with the Kings and Queens.

    “He was another ‘Mr Fix’, a soft spoken man, who influenced policies without being a politician.

    “Abuja was his hand and foot print.

    A city that could be named after him.

    A unique and successful family man, he remained largely visible but quiet.

    His work and legacy are immortal.

    “May his gentle soul Rest In Peace,” Adewole, a former Minister of Health, said.

    In his comments, retired Prof. Olabode Lucas of the Department of Agronomy,  University of Ibadan, said that the late Prof. Mabogunje was indeed an academic giant and intellectual Colossus.

    “He was in the same league as Ibadan Academic giants like Dike, Lambo, Ajayi  Lucas, Odeku, Akinkugbe, Aboyade, Irvine, Durley, Olayide Oyenuga and Bassir.

    “He was the greatest Geographer in Africa, who won the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Geography.

    “As a student at Ibadan, he was the Secretary of the Action Group on the campus together  with people like Bola Ige and Olutoye.

    “In this capacity, he was a member of the Action Group Executive Council presided over by late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

    “After retirement, he founded the DPC with Prof. Aboyade.

    For many years, he was the Chancellor of Ogun State University.

    “He came, he saw and conquered.

    May his soul rest in perfect peace,” Lucas said.

    Also, Mr David Afolayan, the Chief Executive Officer, GIS Konsult, said that the late Prof. Mabogunje contributed to learning of Geography and passed it down to the next generation.

    Afolayan described the deceased as a professor of professors and a great mentor.

    “He contributed immensely to teaching of GIS in public and private secondary schools in Nigeria since 2015 and in equipping the next generation on having a better understanding of how the world works.

    “And, he also empowered young people to proffer solutions to problems in the society through the connections he provided on the project I was inspired to take on,” Afolayan said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Experts in Geographic Information System GIS on Thursday trained 50 students on the use of GIS technology for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Mr Emmanuel Jeje an Acting Director Provincial Operations Support Department of Agriculture Land Reforms and Rural Development Cape Town in South Africa made this known at the training in Ibadan Oyo State capital on Thursday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that theme of the training was GIS Transforming Our World The GIS Workshop for Senior Secondary School Students was organised for Deeper Life High School and sponsored by GIS Academy Ibadan Jeje said that importance of technological knowledge have to be inculcated in education for an evolving world He highlighted the importance of GIS to various fields of human endeavours and its roles in solving challenges facing the world from climate issues to agriculture and military use GIS helps you to understand what exists and where And with GIS ability you can measure what happened in the past the present and what the future can be as well as solve problems highlighted in the SDGs Jeje said He also listed various career opportunities possible with the knowledge of GIS and how it could be deployed to security businesses solving climatic issues among others In his remarks Mr David Afolayan the Chief Executive Officer GIS Academy said the workshop was an eye opener for the students to recognise opportunities within their reach starting from where they were in their Geography class Afolayan said Geography gives them information about the earth form features activities atmosphere and so on It is a foundation for careers they are not aware of and we are bringing in Geographic information technology as an enabler so that the knowledge they have in Geography Technology can be used to solve problems He said that GIS was a technology that helps to solve spatial problems We are building on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which already itemised the problems of the world that the world needs to solve We are letting the students see how their knowledge of Geography and GIS can solve these problems Technology is being put in their hands and one of the benefits is the grant from the ESRI to all the schools in Nigeria so that their schools will have the software We are also integrating them into biodiversity projects where their school forms like citizen scientists where they will have the opportunity to use real scientific protocols to solve real problems he said Afolayan also said that it was a hybrid of several technologies and several platforms We have the global learning and observation of the environment which is a United States NASA supported project that promotes STEM with an understanding of the earth and its systems We are teaching them how to collect data and interpret it he said Afolayan said that the students were being tested already on GIS in their WAEC and JAMB examinations and the training would afford them deeper insight into their curriculum This is part of the Geography Green School projects that empower schools across Nigeria and Africa by providing technology support educational materials and tools for geo literacy Afolayan said Commenting Mr Israel Abioye a Geography teacher at the Deeper Life High School Ibadan said that the workshop had equipped the students with hands on training on GIS which according to him is part of the syllabus for third term for students in senior classes Speaking on their training experience Precious Oke and Upongbong Abasi told NAN that they have learnt relevance of GIS to many career paths and how to use the technology to solve problems in their environment NAN
    Experts train students on GIS to attain SDGs
     Experts in Geographic Information System GIS on Thursday trained 50 students on the use of GIS technology for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals SDGs Mr Emmanuel Jeje an Acting Director Provincial Operations Support Department of Agriculture Land Reforms and Rural Development Cape Town in South Africa made this known at the training in Ibadan Oyo State capital on Thursday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that theme of the training was GIS Transforming Our World The GIS Workshop for Senior Secondary School Students was organised for Deeper Life High School and sponsored by GIS Academy Ibadan Jeje said that importance of technological knowledge have to be inculcated in education for an evolving world He highlighted the importance of GIS to various fields of human endeavours and its roles in solving challenges facing the world from climate issues to agriculture and military use GIS helps you to understand what exists and where And with GIS ability you can measure what happened in the past the present and what the future can be as well as solve problems highlighted in the SDGs Jeje said He also listed various career opportunities possible with the knowledge of GIS and how it could be deployed to security businesses solving climatic issues among others In his remarks Mr David Afolayan the Chief Executive Officer GIS Academy said the workshop was an eye opener for the students to recognise opportunities within their reach starting from where they were in their Geography class Afolayan said Geography gives them information about the earth form features activities atmosphere and so on It is a foundation for careers they are not aware of and we are bringing in Geographic information technology as an enabler so that the knowledge they have in Geography Technology can be used to solve problems He said that GIS was a technology that helps to solve spatial problems We are building on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which already itemised the problems of the world that the world needs to solve We are letting the students see how their knowledge of Geography and GIS can solve these problems Technology is being put in their hands and one of the benefits is the grant from the ESRI to all the schools in Nigeria so that their schools will have the software We are also integrating them into biodiversity projects where their school forms like citizen scientists where they will have the opportunity to use real scientific protocols to solve real problems he said Afolayan also said that it was a hybrid of several technologies and several platforms We have the global learning and observation of the environment which is a United States NASA supported project that promotes STEM with an understanding of the earth and its systems We are teaching them how to collect data and interpret it he said Afolayan said that the students were being tested already on GIS in their WAEC and JAMB examinations and the training would afford them deeper insight into their curriculum This is part of the Geography Green School projects that empower schools across Nigeria and Africa by providing technology support educational materials and tools for geo literacy Afolayan said Commenting Mr Israel Abioye a Geography teacher at the Deeper Life High School Ibadan said that the workshop had equipped the students with hands on training on GIS which according to him is part of the syllabus for third term for students in senior classes Speaking on their training experience Precious Oke and Upongbong Abasi told NAN that they have learnt relevance of GIS to many career paths and how to use the technology to solve problems in their environment NAN
    Experts train students on GIS to attain SDGs
    Education4 months ago

    Experts train students on GIS to attain SDGs

    Experts in Geographic Information System (GIS), on Thursday trained 50 students on the use of GIS technology for the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Mr Emmanuel Jeje, an Acting Director, Provincial Operations Support, Department of Agriculture, Land Reforms and Rural Development, Cape Town in South Africa, made this known at the training in Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Thursday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that theme of the training was: “GIS Transforming Our World”.

    The GIS Workshop for Senior Secondary School Students was organised for Deeper Life High School and sponsored by GIS Academy, Ibadan.

    Jeje said that importance of technological knowledge have to be inculcated in education for an evolving world.

    He highlighted the importance of GIS to various fields of human endeavours and its roles in solving challenges facing the world from climate issues to agriculture and military use.

    “GIS helps you to understand what exists and where.

    “And with GIS ability, you can measure what happened in the past, the present and what the future can be as well as solve problems highlighted in the SDGs,” Jeje said.

    He also listed various career opportunities possible with the knowledge of GIS and how it could be deployed to security, businesses, solving climatic issues among others.

    In his remarks, Mr David Afolayan, the Chief Executive Officer, GIS Academy, said the workshop was an eye opener for the students to recognise opportunities within their reach, starting from where they were in their Geography class.

    Afolayan said: “Geography gives them information about the earth form, features, activities, atmosphere and so on.

    “It is a foundation for careers they are not aware of and we are bringing in Geographic information technology as an enabler so that the knowledge they have in Geography, Technology can be used to solve problems.”

    He said that GIS was a technology that helps to solve spatial problems.

    “We are building on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, which already itemised the problems of the world that the world needs to solve.

    “We are letting the students see how their knowledge of Geography and GIS can solve these problems.

    “Technology is being put in their hands and one of the benefits is the grant from the ESRI to all the schools in Nigeria, so that their schools will have the software.

    “We are also integrating them into biodiversity projects where their school forms, like citizen scientists, where they will have the opportunity to use real scientific protocols to solve real problems,” he said.

    Afolayan also said that it was a hybrid of several technologies and several platforms.

    “We have the global learning and observation of the environment, which is a United States NASA supported project that promotes STEM with an understanding of the earth and its systems.

    “We are teaching them how to collect data and interpret it,” he said.

    Afolayan said that the students were being tested already on GIS in their WAEC and JAMB examinations and the training would afford them deeper insight into their curriculum.

    “This is part of the Geography Green School projects that empower schools
    across Nigeria and Africa by providing technology support, educational materials and tools for geo-literacy, ” Afolayan said.

    Commenting, Mr Israel Abioye, a Geography teacher at the Deeper Life High School, Ibadan, said that the workshop had equipped the students with hands-on training on GIS, which according to him, is part of the syllabus for third term for students in senior classes.

    Speaking on their training experience, Precious Oke and Upongbong Abasi told NAN that they have learnt relevance of GIS to many career paths and how to use the technology to solve problems in their environment.


    (NAN)

  •   Experts on Geographic Information Technology GIS have charged Estate valuers managers and surveyors to embrace the use of GIS technology in order to be effective in their fields The experts Dr Seyi Fabiyi of Kampala International University Uganda and Mr David Afolayan a GIS expert gave the charge on the side lines of a boot camp for students of the University of Ibadan on Monday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the boot camp was organised as a collaboration between the University of Ibadan GisKonsult Ltd and other stakeholders in the GIS industry in Nigeria The experts emphasized the need for the adoption of cutting edge technology in order to easily access the locations and assess the features of property in Nigeria The use of GIS tools would enable lending agents to know the true owners of property before using the property as collateral for loans they asserted while encouraging valuers and managers to adopt the GIS technology because is it now the global best practice The problem is that there is no database The database which is supposed to exist in the government is what we are trying to develop as we are trying to introduce electronic property management systems for the Ministry of Lands By the time we are through with it Ibadan will be fully captured Then people will have information about any property in the state Fabiyi said He noted that the technology would thrive on data captured and help to identify fraudsters who may want to hide under any disguise to take loans from banks The bank can go and search for the documents from the database to know the true owner of a property So when we have a database it makes it easier for practising surveyors valuers property managers even banks and lending agents to be able to know the real owners of any property he added He stressed that GIS is now the major tool used globally to solve land administration and property management issues and that by the time the GIS database is developed for Nigeria stakeholders would be able to log unto it Fabiyi said that they had so far established three GIS laboratories fully equipped with all the complementary hardware and software so that all the property in Ibadan can be registered These include such information on property as the building footprints the owners of the building the location of the building and the type of use Once these are made available we can manage transactions on property in Ibadan city he explained Fabiyi who is also the GIS Consultant for Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project challenged the students at the boot camp to proffer solutions that will address problems in their environment Mr David Afolayan the Chief Executive Officer of GIS Konsult Ibadan and convener of the Geo Hackathon boot camp said the training would empower students to be solutions providers One core aspect we are doing here is Geographic Information Systems GIS It is a technology that helps you to understand what is where it is an integration of the computer software the hardware the people and the data for solving problems he said He stated that knowing the spatial distribution of property located in places one would be able to identify any property that are within risk areas of flooding or other environmental conditions or those susceptible to health problems Afolayan said GIS would help the government or individuals to plan better to develop adequate policies that would mitigate problems Part of that solution we are looking at is to create an App that the general public can use to verify information about a property whether it is at risk and the kind of risk it is exposed to and also to know if it is worth acquiring a piece of land or not in that location It will also help property managers to be able to understand where to invest in and watch how their property appreciates over time Afolayan said Edited By Nkiru Ifeajuna Mouktar Adamu Source NAN
     Experts counsel property managers, valuers to embrace use of GIS technology
      Experts on Geographic Information Technology GIS have charged Estate valuers managers and surveyors to embrace the use of GIS technology in order to be effective in their fields The experts Dr Seyi Fabiyi of Kampala International University Uganda and Mr David Afolayan a GIS expert gave the charge on the side lines of a boot camp for students of the University of Ibadan on Monday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the boot camp was organised as a collaboration between the University of Ibadan GisKonsult Ltd and other stakeholders in the GIS industry in Nigeria The experts emphasized the need for the adoption of cutting edge technology in order to easily access the locations and assess the features of property in Nigeria The use of GIS tools would enable lending agents to know the true owners of property before using the property as collateral for loans they asserted while encouraging valuers and managers to adopt the GIS technology because is it now the global best practice The problem is that there is no database The database which is supposed to exist in the government is what we are trying to develop as we are trying to introduce electronic property management systems for the Ministry of Lands By the time we are through with it Ibadan will be fully captured Then people will have information about any property in the state Fabiyi said He noted that the technology would thrive on data captured and help to identify fraudsters who may want to hide under any disguise to take loans from banks The bank can go and search for the documents from the database to know the true owner of a property So when we have a database it makes it easier for practising surveyors valuers property managers even banks and lending agents to be able to know the real owners of any property he added He stressed that GIS is now the major tool used globally to solve land administration and property management issues and that by the time the GIS database is developed for Nigeria stakeholders would be able to log unto it Fabiyi said that they had so far established three GIS laboratories fully equipped with all the complementary hardware and software so that all the property in Ibadan can be registered These include such information on property as the building footprints the owners of the building the location of the building and the type of use Once these are made available we can manage transactions on property in Ibadan city he explained Fabiyi who is also the GIS Consultant for Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project challenged the students at the boot camp to proffer solutions that will address problems in their environment Mr David Afolayan the Chief Executive Officer of GIS Konsult Ibadan and convener of the Geo Hackathon boot camp said the training would empower students to be solutions providers One core aspect we are doing here is Geographic Information Systems GIS It is a technology that helps you to understand what is where it is an integration of the computer software the hardware the people and the data for solving problems he said He stated that knowing the spatial distribution of property located in places one would be able to identify any property that are within risk areas of flooding or other environmental conditions or those susceptible to health problems Afolayan said GIS would help the government or individuals to plan better to develop adequate policies that would mitigate problems Part of that solution we are looking at is to create an App that the general public can use to verify information about a property whether it is at risk and the kind of risk it is exposed to and also to know if it is worth acquiring a piece of land or not in that location It will also help property managers to be able to understand where to invest in and watch how their property appreciates over time Afolayan said Edited By Nkiru Ifeajuna Mouktar Adamu Source NAN
     Experts counsel property managers, valuers to embrace use of GIS technology
    General news2 years ago

     Experts counsel property managers, valuers to embrace use of GIS technology

    Experts on Geographic Information Technology (GIS) have charged Estate valuers, managers and surveyors, to embrace the use of GIS technology in order to be effective in their fields.

    The experts, Dr Seyi Fabiyi, of Kampala International University, Uganda, and Mr David Afolayan, a GIS expert, gave the charge on the side lines of a boot camp for students of the University of Ibadan on Monday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the boot camp was organised as a collaboration between the University of Ibadan, GisKonsult Ltd and other stakeholders in the GIS industry in Nigeria.

    The experts emphasized the need for the adoption of cutting edge technology in order to easily access the locations and assess the features of property in Nigeria.

    “The use of GIS tools would enable lending agents to know the true owners of property before using the property as collateral for loans’’, they asserted, while encouraging valuers and managers to adopt the GIS technology because is it now the global best practice.

    “The problem is that there is no database. The database, which is supposed to exist in the government, is what we are trying to develop as we are trying to introduce electronic property management systems for the Ministry of Lands.

    “By the time we are through with it, Ibadan will be fully captured. Then people will have information about any property in the state,” Fabiyi said.

    He noted that the technology would thrive on data captured and help to identify fraudsters who may want to hide under any disguise to take loans from banks.

    “The bank can go and search for the documents from the database to know the true owner of a property.

    “So, when we have a database, it makes it easier for practising surveyors, valuers, property managers, even banks and lending agents, to be able to know the real owners of any property’’, he added.

    He stressed that GIS is now the major tool used globally to solve land administration and property management issues and that by the time the GIS database is developed for Nigeria, stakeholders would be able to log unto it.

    Fabiyi said that they had so far established three GIS laboratories, fully equipped with all the complementary hardware and software, so that all the property in Ibadan can be registered.

    “These include such information on property as the building footprints, the owners of the building, the location of the building and the type of use. Once these are made available, we can manage transactions on property in Ibadan city’’, he explained.

    Fabiyi, who is also the GIS Consultant for Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project, challenged the students at the boot camp to proffer solutions that will address problems in their environment.

    Mr David Afolayan, the Chief Executive Officer of GIS Konsult, Ibadan, and convener of the Geo-Hackathon boot camp, said the training would empower students to be solutions providers.

    “One core aspect we are doing here is Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It is a technology that helps you to understand what is where; it is an integration of the computer software, the hardware, the people and the data for solving problems,” he said.

    He stated that knowing the spatial distribution of property located in places, one would be able to identify any property that are within risk areas of flooding, or other environmental conditions or those susceptible to health problems.

    Afolayan said GIS would help the government or individuals to plan better, to develop adequate policies that would mitigate problems.

    “Part of that solution we are looking at is to create an App that the general public can use to verify information about a property, whether it is at risk, and the kind of risk it is exposed to, and also to know if it is worth acquiring a piece of land or not in that location.

    “It will also help property managers to be able to understand where to invest in and watch how their property appreciates over time,” Afolayan said.


    Edited By: Nkiru Ifeajuna/Mouktar Adamu
    Source: NAN

  •   Education Changing youths mindset on get rich approach to life News Agency of Nigeria Incontrovertibly preference for material gains wealth to the pursuit of education among the youth is trending by which some of the youth consider learning as a waste of time In recent times there has been a continuous campaign on social media platforms by some youths who believe going to school to get western education as a waste of time because of their erroneous belief that formal education does not have any correlation with wealth Concerned citizens therefore express concern about the development with an observation that if the society does not change the younger generation s tendency for getting rich without regard for proper education or vocations contemporary youths and future generations will continue to see education as a rip off scheme They cite the recent development in a reality show Big Brother Naija in which a youth Olamilekan Agbeleshe Laycon won the Season 5 of the show to get the biggest prize ever value at N85 million including the grand prize of N30 million In show of love for his feat in the show the youth walked across major streets and markets in the Abeokuta Ogun giving free recharge cards to passers by for voting in support of Laycon Analysts observe further that in competitions involving subjects in education winners are rewarded less than their expectations Prof Oyesoji Aremu the immediate former Director Distance Learning Centre University of Ibadan observes that the youth are of the notion that school is a rip off because their expectations are not met by what school gives Similarly Dr Promise Adiele Department of English Mountain Top University notes that it is worrisome to see the educated youth scorned while illiterates and semi literates present themselves in the corridors of power Observing that not less than 90 per cent of young graduates are without jobs he notes that many of them have taken to menial duties to survive All the lectures assignments projects fieldwork and thesis they wrote amount to nothing since they eventually revert to menial jobs suffocating the space for those who never went to school he observes further Irrespective of the opinions of the youth on the relevance of education to wealth acquisition and development stakeholders in education insist that education develops a country s economy and society therefore it is the milestone of a nation s development They note that education is the foundation of society that brings economic wealth social prosperity and political stability and that economic and social status depend on education obtained by individual since education contributes to individual capability in managing quality of life They therefore solicit holistic approach to education and a good reward system that will change the erroneous belief among the youth that attending school to acquire education is a waste of time But Prof Yemi Akinrinmade a lecturer and National President Methodist High School Ibadan Old Students Association says whoever thinks education is a waste of time should try being ignorant and check the outcome of ignorance He enjoined parents to motivate their wards towards their studies to be able to harness the opportunities that education brings Mrs Edem Ossai a public affairs analyst and a legal expert believes that the social media campaign in support of the belief of the youth in that regard is growing because new images of success have been created One of the trends we are witnessing especially through entertainment is that new images of success are being put forward in the minds of young people New icon of success largely because Nigeria has become a place where efforts do not necessarily yield results There are evidence of people who went through formal education and came out into the society and could not clinch a simple job signalling to young people that education is not the route to success she notes Ossai says to change the narrative and make education attractive the nation s reward system must be functioning and sustainable There is a need to build complete trust in the nation s institutions and provide sustainable ways to tackle cybercrime and other vices If you want people to pursue a path you must show them a reward at the end of such a path government must work hard to expand the sectors of our economy so that we can create jobs for young people Otherwise we are signalling to young people that going to university is not an effective way to pursue life s outcome she observes According to her there is a need to work with the entertainment industry to put forward positive models and messages to the youth that hard work honesty and integrity pay The public affairs analyst also wants creativity and innovation to be emphasised and also that youths should deploy technology for positive and rewarding business opportunities Also Mr David Afolayan Chief Executive Officer GIS Konsult says qualitative education should be the focus so that youths can fit into industries after schooling He advocates total overhaul of the education sector stating that students are being taught to memorise things instead of critical thinking that can help to solve challenges in the industry Afolayan notes that school curriculum should be upgraded and updated to international standards so that students can have global competitiveness According to him until education in Nigeria is revamped youths will continue to lose interest as well as those in the industry as many Nigerian graduates are unemployable To even fit into entrepreneur critical thinking and problem solving acumen are needed aside from other skills The Nigerian syllabus has been the same teachers lack motivation and they keep reading from ancient notes they made over decades ago All these have to stop to put an end to the trendy social media notion on education there are jobs in Nigeria contrary to what people say that there are no jobs but are there people competent to take on these jobs do we have the expertise required Government must invest in education and also collaborate with the private sector to make a turnaround in the decay that is obvious in the sector Afolayan observes But Prof Olugbenga Ehinola Head of Department Geology University of Ibadan observes that the length of time spent from primary school level to tertiary institutions in acquiring education may have contributed to the notion If someone spends more than 20 year acquiring education and another person spends at most five years learning a trade or being an artisan whereas the latter became successful in terms of money The other person who went to school will feel disappointed since he graduated he has no job and had to learn a trade or become an entrepreneur to make a livelihood he notes Ehinola believes that what education does to the mind is to enlighten it and expose people to thrive wherever they find themselves He states that how people who have education go about whatever they do justify the need for education even now that white collar jobs are scarce Education exposes you to knowledge which can be applied anywhere and that is a game changer Government should support entrepreneurship through favourable policies to make life easy for young people Ehinola advises All in all he advises that there should be de emphasis on get rich syndrome in the society and politics should be made less attractive because youths take a wrong clue from the affluence displayed by politicians NANFeatures If used please credit the writer as well as News Agency of Nigeria
    FEATURE: Education: Changing youths mindset on get-rich approach to life
      Education Changing youths mindset on get rich approach to life News Agency of Nigeria Incontrovertibly preference for material gains wealth to the pursuit of education among the youth is trending by which some of the youth consider learning as a waste of time In recent times there has been a continuous campaign on social media platforms by some youths who believe going to school to get western education as a waste of time because of their erroneous belief that formal education does not have any correlation with wealth Concerned citizens therefore express concern about the development with an observation that if the society does not change the younger generation s tendency for getting rich without regard for proper education or vocations contemporary youths and future generations will continue to see education as a rip off scheme They cite the recent development in a reality show Big Brother Naija in which a youth Olamilekan Agbeleshe Laycon won the Season 5 of the show to get the biggest prize ever value at N85 million including the grand prize of N30 million In show of love for his feat in the show the youth walked across major streets and markets in the Abeokuta Ogun giving free recharge cards to passers by for voting in support of Laycon Analysts observe further that in competitions involving subjects in education winners are rewarded less than their expectations Prof Oyesoji Aremu the immediate former Director Distance Learning Centre University of Ibadan observes that the youth are of the notion that school is a rip off because their expectations are not met by what school gives Similarly Dr Promise Adiele Department of English Mountain Top University notes that it is worrisome to see the educated youth scorned while illiterates and semi literates present themselves in the corridors of power Observing that not less than 90 per cent of young graduates are without jobs he notes that many of them have taken to menial duties to survive All the lectures assignments projects fieldwork and thesis they wrote amount to nothing since they eventually revert to menial jobs suffocating the space for those who never went to school he observes further Irrespective of the opinions of the youth on the relevance of education to wealth acquisition and development stakeholders in education insist that education develops a country s economy and society therefore it is the milestone of a nation s development They note that education is the foundation of society that brings economic wealth social prosperity and political stability and that economic and social status depend on education obtained by individual since education contributes to individual capability in managing quality of life They therefore solicit holistic approach to education and a good reward system that will change the erroneous belief among the youth that attending school to acquire education is a waste of time But Prof Yemi Akinrinmade a lecturer and National President Methodist High School Ibadan Old Students Association says whoever thinks education is a waste of time should try being ignorant and check the outcome of ignorance He enjoined parents to motivate their wards towards their studies to be able to harness the opportunities that education brings Mrs Edem Ossai a public affairs analyst and a legal expert believes that the social media campaign in support of the belief of the youth in that regard is growing because new images of success have been created One of the trends we are witnessing especially through entertainment is that new images of success are being put forward in the minds of young people New icon of success largely because Nigeria has become a place where efforts do not necessarily yield results There are evidence of people who went through formal education and came out into the society and could not clinch a simple job signalling to young people that education is not the route to success she notes Ossai says to change the narrative and make education attractive the nation s reward system must be functioning and sustainable There is a need to build complete trust in the nation s institutions and provide sustainable ways to tackle cybercrime and other vices If you want people to pursue a path you must show them a reward at the end of such a path government must work hard to expand the sectors of our economy so that we can create jobs for young people Otherwise we are signalling to young people that going to university is not an effective way to pursue life s outcome she observes According to her there is a need to work with the entertainment industry to put forward positive models and messages to the youth that hard work honesty and integrity pay The public affairs analyst also wants creativity and innovation to be emphasised and also that youths should deploy technology for positive and rewarding business opportunities Also Mr David Afolayan Chief Executive Officer GIS Konsult says qualitative education should be the focus so that youths can fit into industries after schooling He advocates total overhaul of the education sector stating that students are being taught to memorise things instead of critical thinking that can help to solve challenges in the industry Afolayan notes that school curriculum should be upgraded and updated to international standards so that students can have global competitiveness According to him until education in Nigeria is revamped youths will continue to lose interest as well as those in the industry as many Nigerian graduates are unemployable To even fit into entrepreneur critical thinking and problem solving acumen are needed aside from other skills The Nigerian syllabus has been the same teachers lack motivation and they keep reading from ancient notes they made over decades ago All these have to stop to put an end to the trendy social media notion on education there are jobs in Nigeria contrary to what people say that there are no jobs but are there people competent to take on these jobs do we have the expertise required Government must invest in education and also collaborate with the private sector to make a turnaround in the decay that is obvious in the sector Afolayan observes But Prof Olugbenga Ehinola Head of Department Geology University of Ibadan observes that the length of time spent from primary school level to tertiary institutions in acquiring education may have contributed to the notion If someone spends more than 20 year acquiring education and another person spends at most five years learning a trade or being an artisan whereas the latter became successful in terms of money The other person who went to school will feel disappointed since he graduated he has no job and had to learn a trade or become an entrepreneur to make a livelihood he notes Ehinola believes that what education does to the mind is to enlighten it and expose people to thrive wherever they find themselves He states that how people who have education go about whatever they do justify the need for education even now that white collar jobs are scarce Education exposes you to knowledge which can be applied anywhere and that is a game changer Government should support entrepreneurship through favourable policies to make life easy for young people Ehinola advises All in all he advises that there should be de emphasis on get rich syndrome in the society and politics should be made less attractive because youths take a wrong clue from the affluence displayed by politicians NANFeatures If used please credit the writer as well as News Agency of Nigeria
    FEATURE: Education: Changing youths mindset on get-rich approach to life
    Features2 years ago

    FEATURE: Education: Changing youths mindset on get-rich approach to life

    Education: Changing youths mindset on get-rich approach to life

    , News Agency of Nigeria

    Incontrovertibly, preference for material gains (wealth) to the pursuit of education among the youth is trending by which some of the youth consider learning as a “waste of time’’.

    In recent times, there has been a continuous campaign on social media platforms by some youths who believe going to school to get western education as a “waste of time’’ because of their erroneous belief that formal education does not have any correlation with wealth.

    Concerned citizens, therefore, express concern about the development with an observation that if the society does not change the younger generation’s tendency for getting rich without regard for proper education or vocations, contemporary youths and future generations will continue to see education as a rip-off scheme.

    They cite the recent development in a reality show — Big Brother Naija – in which a youth, Olamilekan Agbeleshe (Laycon) won the  Season 5 of the show to get the biggest prize ever, value at N85 million, including the grand prize of N30 million.

    In show of love for his feat in the show, the youth walked across major streets and markets in the Abeokuta, Ogun, giving free recharge cards to passers-by for voting in support of Laycon.

    Analysts observe further that in competitions involving subjects in education, winners are rewarded less than their expectations.

    Prof. Oyesoji Aremu, the immediate former Director Distance Learning Centre, University of Ibadan, observes that the youth are of the notion that school is a “rip-off’’ because their expectations are not met by what school gives.

    Similarly, Dr Promise Adiele, Department of English, Mountain Top University, notes that it is worrisome to see the educated youth scorned while “illiterates and semi-literates’’ present themselves in the corridors of power.

    Observing that not less than 90 per cent of young graduates are without jobs, he notes that many of them have taken to menial duties to survive.

    “All the lectures, assignments, projects, fieldwork and thesis they wrote amount to nothing, since they eventually revert to menial jobs, suffocating the space for those who never went to school,’’ he observes further.

    Irrespective of the opinions of the youth on the relevance of education to wealth acquisition and development, stakeholders in education insist that education develops a country’s economy and society; therefore, it is the milestone of a nation’s development.

    They note that education is the foundation of society that brings economic wealth, social prosperity and political stability and that economic and social status depend on education obtained by individual since education contributes to individual capability in managing quality of life.

    They, therefore, solicit holistic approach to education and a good reward system that will change the erroneous belief among the youth that attending school to acquire education is a “waste of time’’.

    But Prof. Yemi Akinrinmade, a lecturer and National President Methodist High School Ibadan Old Students’ Association, says whoever thinks education is a waste of time should try being ignorant and check the outcome of ignorance.

    He enjoined parents to motivate their wards towards their studies to be able to harness the opportunities that education brings.

    Mrs Edem Ossai, a public affairs analyst and a legal expert, believes that the social media campaign in support of the belief of the youth in that regard is growing because “new images of success have been created.

    “One of the trends we are witnessing, especially through entertainment, is that new images of success are being put forward in the minds of young people.

    “New icon of success largely because Nigeria has become a place where efforts do not necessarily yield results.

    “There are evidence of people who went through formal education and came out into the society and could not clinch a simple job; signalling to young people that education is not the route to success’’, she notes.

    Ossai says to change the narrative and make education attractive the nation’s reward system must be functioning and sustainable.

    “There is a need to build complete trust in the nation’s institutions and provide sustainable ways to tackle cybercrime and other vices.

    “If you want people to pursue a path, you must show them a reward at the end of such a path, government must work hard to expand the sectors of our economy so that we can create jobs for young people.

    “Otherwise, we are signalling to young people that going to university is not an effective way to pursue life’s outcome,’’ she observes.

    According to her, there is a need to work with the entertainment industry to put forward positive models and messages to the youth that hard work, honesty and integrity pay.

    The public affairs analyst also wants creativity and innovation to be emphasised and also that youths should deploy technology for positive and rewarding business opportunities.

    Also, Mr David Afolayan, Chief Executive Officer, GIS Konsult, says qualitative education should be the focus so that youths can fit into industries after schooling.

    He advocates total overhaul of the education sector, stating that students are being taught to memorise things instead of critical thinking that can help to solve challenges in the industry.

    Afolayan notes that school curriculum should be upgraded and updated to international standards so that students can have global competitiveness.

    According to him, until education in Nigeria is revamped, youths will continue to lose interest as well as those in the industry as many Nigerian graduates are unemployable.

    “To even fit into entrepreneur, critical thinking and problem solving acumen are needed aside from other skills.

    “The Nigerian syllabus has been the same, teachers lack motivation and they keep reading from ancient notes they made over decades ago.

    “All these have to stop to put an end to the trendy social media notion on education; there are jobs in Nigeria contrary to what people say that there are no jobs; but are there people competent to take on these jobs, do we have the expertise required?

    “Government must invest in education and also collaborate with the private sector to make a turnaround in the decay that is obvious in the sector,’’ Afolayan observes.

    But Prof. Olugbenga Ehinola, Head of Department, Geology University of Ibadan, observes that the length of time spent from primary school level to tertiary institutions in acquiring education may have contributed to the notion.

    “If someone spends more than 20 year acquiring education and another person spends at most five years learning a trade or being an artisan, whereas the latter became successful in terms of money.

    “The other person who went to school will feel disappointed since he graduated he has no job and had to learn a trade or become an entrepreneur to make a livelihood,’’ he notes.

    Ehinola believes that what education does to the mind is to enlighten it and expose people to thrive wherever they find themselves.

    He states that how people who have education go about whatever they do justify the need for education even now that white collar jobs are scarce.

    “Education exposes you to knowledge which can be applied anywhere and that is a game changer.

    “Government should support entrepreneurship through favourable policies to make life easy for young people,” Ehinola advises.

    All in all, he advises that there should be de-emphasis on get-rich syndrome in the society and politics should be made less attractive because youths take a wrong clue from the affluence displayed by politicians.(NANFeatures)

    **If used, please credit the writer as well as News Agency of Nigeria

  •  Prof Olanike Adeyemo the team lead Oyo State Containment project has decried the decline in compliance with COVID 19 safety protocols in the state In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Sunday Adeyemo said that many people in the state had stopped obeying the COVID 19 safety protocols According to her this is certainly not unique to Nigeria or Oyo State it is a worldwide phenomenon Some are even demonstrating and protesting against these measures COVID 19 Safety Protocols Compliance is getting worse because one the case counts and mortality is on the decline so people are getting complacent at every level The second reason is that dread and fear which was driving compliance of certain citizens categories has also waned because of the first reason above But as a reality check learning from other countries like Europe Europe is back to where they were in March after easing lockdown So we should be aware that it is not Eureka yet She further said because compliance enforcement still comes with previously identified attendant problems advocacy community engagement and media campaigns remain modes which would continue to be employed Adeyemo said that measures put in place by the Oyo State government through the Containment team was the reason for the relatively low figure of incidents of COVID 19 cases recorded in the state Also Mr David Afolayan the technology expert who monitors the containment project with the use of Geographic Information System GIS said the technology has been very effective The state wide team has been quite effective in both preventive and containment decontamination response which is evident in the decline in the new confirmed cases and deaths in Oyo State The experiences by the COVID 19 Containment and Decontamination Network have been similar As at Sept 13 the total confirmed cases is 3 219 death is 39 discharged is 2076 and those on admission totaled 1 104 he said Afolayan further said some of the challenges encountered while implementing various plans set by the state government through the team was mainly the public perception of the presence and dangers of COVID 19 was low He said that this lack of awareness could be the reason for the people s nonchalant attitude to the Covid 19 protocols Folorunsho Poroye Bayo Sekoni
    COVID-19:Oyo Containment Team decries decline in compliance with safety protocols 
     Prof Olanike Adeyemo the team lead Oyo State Containment project has decried the decline in compliance with COVID 19 safety protocols in the state In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Sunday Adeyemo said that many people in the state had stopped obeying the COVID 19 safety protocols According to her this is certainly not unique to Nigeria or Oyo State it is a worldwide phenomenon Some are even demonstrating and protesting against these measures COVID 19 Safety Protocols Compliance is getting worse because one the case counts and mortality is on the decline so people are getting complacent at every level The second reason is that dread and fear which was driving compliance of certain citizens categories has also waned because of the first reason above But as a reality check learning from other countries like Europe Europe is back to where they were in March after easing lockdown So we should be aware that it is not Eureka yet She further said because compliance enforcement still comes with previously identified attendant problems advocacy community engagement and media campaigns remain modes which would continue to be employed Adeyemo said that measures put in place by the Oyo State government through the Containment team was the reason for the relatively low figure of incidents of COVID 19 cases recorded in the state Also Mr David Afolayan the technology expert who monitors the containment project with the use of Geographic Information System GIS said the technology has been very effective The state wide team has been quite effective in both preventive and containment decontamination response which is evident in the decline in the new confirmed cases and deaths in Oyo State The experiences by the COVID 19 Containment and Decontamination Network have been similar As at Sept 13 the total confirmed cases is 3 219 death is 39 discharged is 2076 and those on admission totaled 1 104 he said Afolayan further said some of the challenges encountered while implementing various plans set by the state government through the team was mainly the public perception of the presence and dangers of COVID 19 was low He said that this lack of awareness could be the reason for the people s nonchalant attitude to the Covid 19 protocols Folorunsho Poroye Bayo Sekoni
    COVID-19:Oyo Containment Team decries decline in compliance with safety protocols 
    COVID-192 years ago

    COVID-19:Oyo Containment Team decries decline in compliance with safety protocols 

    Prof. Olanike Adeyemo, the team lead, Oyo State Containment project, has decried the decline in compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols in the state.

    In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Sunday, Adeyemo said that many people in the state had stopped obeying the COVID-19 safety protocols.

    According to her, this is certainly not unique to Nigeria or Oyo State, it is a worldwide phenomenon.

    “Some are even demonstrating and protesting against these measures.

    COVID-19 Safety Protocols Compliance is getting worse because one, the case counts and mortality is on the decline, so people are getting complacent at every level.

    “The second reason is that dread and fear which was driving compliance of certain citizens’ categories has also waned because of the first reason above.

    “But as a reality check, learning from other countries like Europe, Europe is back to where they were in March after easing lockdown.

    “So we should be aware that it is not Eureka yet.”

    She further said because compliance enforcement still comes with previously identified attendant problems, advocacy, community engagement and media campaigns remain modes which would continue to be employed.

    Adeyemo said that measures put in place by the Oyo State government through the Containment team was the reason for the relatively low figure of incidents of COVID-19 cases recorded in the state.

    Also, Mr David Afolayan, the technology expert who monitors the containment project with the use of Geographic Information System (GIS), said the technology has been very effective.

    “The state-wide team has been quite effective in both preventive and containment decontamination response which is evident in the decline in the new confirmed cases and deaths in Oyo State.

    “The experiences by the COVID-19 Containment and Decontamination Network have been similar.

    “As at Sept. 13, the total confirmed cases is 3,219, death is 39, discharged is 2076 and those on admission totaled 1,104,” he said.

    Afolayan further said some of the challenges encountered while implementing various plans set by the state government through the team was mainly the public perception of the presence and dangers of COVID-19 was low.

    He said that this lack of awareness could be the reason for the people’s nonchalant attitude to the Covid -19 protocols.

    Folorunsho Poroye/Bayo Sekoni

  •  Farmers in some parts of Oyo State say lack of rainfall is threatening food production They also note that loss of farm produce is rampant due to climate change and call on the government to come to their aid by providing irrigation system to farmers The farmers noted that since seven weeks there had been scanty rainfall that could not wet the plants sufficiently They spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Tuesday Mr Jide Oguntokun a large scale farmer at Ido Oke Owa and Lanlate a farmer said that climate change had affected his livelihood This year alone I can say I have lost a huge amount of money to produce loss due to climate change in the last seven weeks or more we have not had rain Government is asking people especially youths to go to the farm but there are issues that need to be addressed if farming will be productive for people in the business I have spent a lot of money to cultivate and plant on hectares of land but for the past seven weeks I have not seen rain I just got a call from my farm over the weekend that most of my crops have dried up I pay N250 000 per annum to each Togolese that I employ to work on the farm and I have about ten of them that culminate to about N2 5 million that I will be paying at the end of November All my tomatoes and peppers as I speak are all dried The only thing I am banking on is palm trees because they are hardly affected by lack of rainfall Cassava is also a strong crop too but every other thing has been affected by climate change Even the plantains I planted are not bringing out fruit because there is no water to sustain them he said Oguntokun said the focus had been on COVID 19 pandemic noting that relevant stakeholders ought to look beyond 2020 We need to start to look at 2021 for food sufficiency because COVID 19 pandemic will just be a minor thing in the face of impending famine and starvation There is a need for a food bank but I don t think such provisions have been made to cater for the time of need The developed countries have food banks for their citizens so how are we going to get help We are to be talking about alternatives now to ensure food supplies such as irrigation The cost of irrigation is enormous for most farmers including me he said He said that the government should intervene as youths who are being encouraged to go into farming business could not afford the irrigation system needed due to climate change It is beyond the provision of land fertility and tractors Water is very essential and should be provided too Government should ensure adequate security for farmers and provide an enabling environment for farming to thrive Infrastructure should be provided such as good roads because bad roads are another problem faced by farmers Young farmers cannot afford the cost of irrigation for large farmland The effect of this is that it will discourage many people from farming and if people are withdrawing then there would be a problem of food sufficiency he observed He noted further that the problem of climate change was compounded with the security challenges in Oke Ogun region of Oyo State I have a farm at Lanlate but I am too scared to go there considering the rate of kidnappings and killings in that region Oguntokun said Also Mrs Bola Abodunrin a smallholder farmer from Otu town Alaga village in the Oke Ogun region of Oyo State said that the greatest challenge for the ongoing planting season is inadequate rainfall This year we are experiencing hardship due to lack of rainfall Our plants are not growing as it should and they are drying off on the field Food items are very expensive due to this There are low yields due to the absence of rainfall as and when due to make the crops produce and grow as they should Abodunrin said However Mr David Afolayan a geographic information system analyst said that major solution is the need for public private partnerships that will promote climate smart agricultural techniques that leverage on the Geographic Information Systems technology Afolayan noted the need for indigenous and modern farming intelligence for precision and optimised farming as well as agricultural activities Since climate change is occasioned by human activities over a long period of time efforts should be made towards ensuring climate friendly practices and tree planting to correct damage done to the ozone layer thereby reducing the adverse effects of climate on nature There is also a need for collaboration to merge technology with native intelligence in beating the present climate conditions to optimise crop planting This will afford us to predict when farmers can plant and to have seeds that are climate smart meaning they have been modified to adapt to changes in the climate Afolayan said Edited By Bola Akingbehin Kayode Olaitan NAN
    Climate change, greatest challenge to food production – Farmers
     Farmers in some parts of Oyo State say lack of rainfall is threatening food production They also note that loss of farm produce is rampant due to climate change and call on the government to come to their aid by providing irrigation system to farmers The farmers noted that since seven weeks there had been scanty rainfall that could not wet the plants sufficiently They spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Tuesday Mr Jide Oguntokun a large scale farmer at Ido Oke Owa and Lanlate a farmer said that climate change had affected his livelihood This year alone I can say I have lost a huge amount of money to produce loss due to climate change in the last seven weeks or more we have not had rain Government is asking people especially youths to go to the farm but there are issues that need to be addressed if farming will be productive for people in the business I have spent a lot of money to cultivate and plant on hectares of land but for the past seven weeks I have not seen rain I just got a call from my farm over the weekend that most of my crops have dried up I pay N250 000 per annum to each Togolese that I employ to work on the farm and I have about ten of them that culminate to about N2 5 million that I will be paying at the end of November All my tomatoes and peppers as I speak are all dried The only thing I am banking on is palm trees because they are hardly affected by lack of rainfall Cassava is also a strong crop too but every other thing has been affected by climate change Even the plantains I planted are not bringing out fruit because there is no water to sustain them he said Oguntokun said the focus had been on COVID 19 pandemic noting that relevant stakeholders ought to look beyond 2020 We need to start to look at 2021 for food sufficiency because COVID 19 pandemic will just be a minor thing in the face of impending famine and starvation There is a need for a food bank but I don t think such provisions have been made to cater for the time of need The developed countries have food banks for their citizens so how are we going to get help We are to be talking about alternatives now to ensure food supplies such as irrigation The cost of irrigation is enormous for most farmers including me he said He said that the government should intervene as youths who are being encouraged to go into farming business could not afford the irrigation system needed due to climate change It is beyond the provision of land fertility and tractors Water is very essential and should be provided too Government should ensure adequate security for farmers and provide an enabling environment for farming to thrive Infrastructure should be provided such as good roads because bad roads are another problem faced by farmers Young farmers cannot afford the cost of irrigation for large farmland The effect of this is that it will discourage many people from farming and if people are withdrawing then there would be a problem of food sufficiency he observed He noted further that the problem of climate change was compounded with the security challenges in Oke Ogun region of Oyo State I have a farm at Lanlate but I am too scared to go there considering the rate of kidnappings and killings in that region Oguntokun said Also Mrs Bola Abodunrin a smallholder farmer from Otu town Alaga village in the Oke Ogun region of Oyo State said that the greatest challenge for the ongoing planting season is inadequate rainfall This year we are experiencing hardship due to lack of rainfall Our plants are not growing as it should and they are drying off on the field Food items are very expensive due to this There are low yields due to the absence of rainfall as and when due to make the crops produce and grow as they should Abodunrin said However Mr David Afolayan a geographic information system analyst said that major solution is the need for public private partnerships that will promote climate smart agricultural techniques that leverage on the Geographic Information Systems technology Afolayan noted the need for indigenous and modern farming intelligence for precision and optimised farming as well as agricultural activities Since climate change is occasioned by human activities over a long period of time efforts should be made towards ensuring climate friendly practices and tree planting to correct damage done to the ozone layer thereby reducing the adverse effects of climate on nature There is also a need for collaboration to merge technology with native intelligence in beating the present climate conditions to optimise crop planting This will afford us to predict when farmers can plant and to have seeds that are climate smart meaning they have been modified to adapt to changes in the climate Afolayan said Edited By Bola Akingbehin Kayode Olaitan NAN
    Climate change, greatest challenge to food production – Farmers
    Agriculture2 years ago

    Climate change, greatest challenge to food production – Farmers

    Farmers in some parts of Oyo State say lack of rainfall is threatening food production.

    They also note that loss of farm produce is rampant due to climate change and call on the government to come to their aid by providing irrigation system to farmers.

    The farmers noted that since seven weeks, there had been scanty rainfall that could not wet the plants sufficiently.

    They spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Tuesday.

    Mr Jide Oguntokun, a large-scale farmer at Ido, Oke Owa and Lanlate, a farmer, said that climate change had affected his livelihood.

    “This year alone I can say I have lost a huge amount of money to produce loss due to climate change, in the last seven weeks or more, we have not had rain.

    “Government is asking people, especially youths, to go to the farm but there are issues that need to be addressed if farming will be productive for people in the business.

    “I have spent a lot of money to cultivate and plant on hectares of land but for the past seven weeks I have not seen rain.

    “I just got a call from my farm over the weekend that most of my crops have dried up.

    “I pay N250,000 per annum to each Togolese that I employ to work on the farm and I have about ten of them, that culminate to about N2.5 million that I will be paying at the end of November.

    “All my tomatoes and peppers as I speak are all dried. The only thing I am banking on is palm trees because they are hardly affected by lack of rainfall.

    “Cassava is also a strong crop too but every other thing has been affected by climate change.

    “Even the plantains I planted are not bringing out fruit because there is no water to sustain them,” he said.

    Oguntokun said the focus had been on COVID-19 pandemic, noting that relevant stakeholders ought to look beyond 2020.

    “We need to start to look at 2021 for food sufficiency because COVID-19 pandemic will just be a minor thing in the face of impending famine and starvation.

    “There is a need for a food bank but I don’t think such provisions have been made to cater for the time of need.

    “The developed countries have food banks for their citizens so how are we going to get help.

    “We are to be talking about alternatives now to ensure food supplies such as irrigation. The cost of irrigation is enormous for most farmers, including me,’’ he said.

    He said that the government should intervene as youths, who are being encouraged to go into farming business, could not afford the irrigation system needed due to climate change.

    “It is beyond the provision of land, fertility and tractors. Water is very essential and should be provided too.

    “Government should ensure adequate security for farmers and provide an enabling environment for farming to thrive.

    “Infrastructure should be provided such as good roads because bad roads are another problem faced by farmers.

    “Young farmers cannot afford the cost of irrigation for large farmland. The effect of this is that it will discourage many people from farming and if people are withdrawing then there would be a problem of food sufficiency,’’ he observed.

    He noted further that the problem of climate change was compounded with the security challenges in Oke Ogun region of Oyo State.

    “I have a farm at Lanlate but I am too scared to go there, considering the rate of kidnappings and killings in that region,’’ Oguntokun said.

    Also, Mrs Bola Abodunrin, a smallholder farmer from Otu town, Alaga village in the Oke Ogun region of Oyo State, said that the greatest challenge for the ongoing planting season is inadequate rainfall.

    “This year, we are experiencing hardship due to lack of rainfall. Our plants are not growing as it should and they are drying off on the field.

    “Food items are very expensive due to this. There are low yields due to the absence of rainfall as and when due to make the crops produce and grow as they should,” Abodunrin said.

    However, Mr David Afolayan, a geographic information system analyst, said that “major solution is the need for public private partnerships that will promote climate smart agricultural techniques that leverage on the Geographic Information Systems technology’’.

    Afolayan noted the need for indigenous and modern farming intelligence for precision and optimised farming as well as agricultural activities.

    “Since climate change is occasioned by human activities over a long period of time, efforts should be made towards ensuring climate-friendly practices and tree planting to correct damage done to the ozone layer, thereby reducing the adverse effects of climate on nature.

    “There is also a need for collaboration to merge technology with native intelligence in beating the present climate conditions to optimise crop planting.

    “This will afford us to predict when farmers can plant and to have seeds that are climate smart; meaning they have been modified to adapt to changes in the climate,” Afolayan said.


    Edited By: Bola Akingbehin/Kayode Olaitan (NAN)

  •  The Oyo State government says it has started community reporting that will name and shame violators of COVID 19 guidelines through the use of Geographical Information System GIS Prof Olanike Adeyemo the Chairperson Oyo State COVID 19 Containment and Decontamination Project said this in Ibadan on Thursday at a stakeholders town hall meeting of residents Adeyemo said the reason for bringing the stakeholders together was to impress on them the fact that compliance with COVID 19 safety protocols in the state was below 50 per cent All the stakeholders present are leaders in their own right and we want them to know that they need to exert that influence over their network with a view to ensure compliance of all the preventive measures of COVID 19 Gov Seyi Makinde has done what he needs to do for the state The responsibility now rests on us the citizens to do the needful For a lot of banks with overwhelming crowds the governor is not the one to fix their Automated Teller Machines ATMs that are not functioning If you go to most banks you will find out that out of seven ATMs one would be working to serve the people There is a need for stakeholders to be responsible and that is why we are here We actually extracted commitment from them And not only that we have a compliance reporter which is a citizen s app for self policing What that will do is that we will know who to hold responsible All the stakeholders must do everything they have to do for us to be safe she said Also Mr Mojeed Mogbonjubola the Deputy Chief Whip Oyo State House of Assembly said that the state was in the second phase of the pandemic We are taking people through the second phase whereby people are going to be the one enforcing the strict adherence to COVID 19 safety protocols by being their brothers keeper he said Mogbonjubola stated further that although the government was not looking at sanctions it had engaged community reporting through the use of technology There is going to be self assessment there would be no law enforcement agencies to drive compliance basically he said Mr David Afolayan the GIS expert and member of the containment team said community reporting app would make it possible for citizens to give their feedback and report contravention of COVID 19 guidelines in the state The link is available on the Facebook page of the Oyo State COVID 19 containment network The app is easy to use as it works on phones There people can report contravention and compliance as the case may be in their spheres On the Facebook page and also on the portal we have created the Hall of Fame and Hall of Shame So for those doing well we will celebrate them and for those not doing well they will be celebrated as well We are already getting feedback across the state and we want everyone to key into this he said NAN reports that some of the stakeholders present were the representatives of Christian Association of Nigeria Oyo State representatives of Muslim association market leaders park managers educational organisations traditional rulers among others Edited By Bayo Sekoni Donald Ugwu NAN
    Oyo govt. to begin ‘name and shame’ of COVID-19 guidelines violators
     The Oyo State government says it has started community reporting that will name and shame violators of COVID 19 guidelines through the use of Geographical Information System GIS Prof Olanike Adeyemo the Chairperson Oyo State COVID 19 Containment and Decontamination Project said this in Ibadan on Thursday at a stakeholders town hall meeting of residents Adeyemo said the reason for bringing the stakeholders together was to impress on them the fact that compliance with COVID 19 safety protocols in the state was below 50 per cent All the stakeholders present are leaders in their own right and we want them to know that they need to exert that influence over their network with a view to ensure compliance of all the preventive measures of COVID 19 Gov Seyi Makinde has done what he needs to do for the state The responsibility now rests on us the citizens to do the needful For a lot of banks with overwhelming crowds the governor is not the one to fix their Automated Teller Machines ATMs that are not functioning If you go to most banks you will find out that out of seven ATMs one would be working to serve the people There is a need for stakeholders to be responsible and that is why we are here We actually extracted commitment from them And not only that we have a compliance reporter which is a citizen s app for self policing What that will do is that we will know who to hold responsible All the stakeholders must do everything they have to do for us to be safe she said Also Mr Mojeed Mogbonjubola the Deputy Chief Whip Oyo State House of Assembly said that the state was in the second phase of the pandemic We are taking people through the second phase whereby people are going to be the one enforcing the strict adherence to COVID 19 safety protocols by being their brothers keeper he said Mogbonjubola stated further that although the government was not looking at sanctions it had engaged community reporting through the use of technology There is going to be self assessment there would be no law enforcement agencies to drive compliance basically he said Mr David Afolayan the GIS expert and member of the containment team said community reporting app would make it possible for citizens to give their feedback and report contravention of COVID 19 guidelines in the state The link is available on the Facebook page of the Oyo State COVID 19 containment network The app is easy to use as it works on phones There people can report contravention and compliance as the case may be in their spheres On the Facebook page and also on the portal we have created the Hall of Fame and Hall of Shame So for those doing well we will celebrate them and for those not doing well they will be celebrated as well We are already getting feedback across the state and we want everyone to key into this he said NAN reports that some of the stakeholders present were the representatives of Christian Association of Nigeria Oyo State representatives of Muslim association market leaders park managers educational organisations traditional rulers among others Edited By Bayo Sekoni Donald Ugwu NAN
    Oyo govt. to begin ‘name and shame’ of COVID-19 guidelines violators
    COVID-192 years ago

    Oyo govt. to begin ‘name and shame’ of COVID-19 guidelines violators

    The Oyo State government says it has started community reporting that will name and shame violators of COVID-19 guidelines through the use of Geographical Information System (GIS).

    Prof. Olanike Adeyemo, the Chairperson, Oyo State COVID-19 Containment and Decontamination Project, said this in Ibadan on Thursday at a stakeholders’ town hall meeting of residents.

    Adeyemo said the reason for bringing the stakeholders together was to impress on them the fact that compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols in the state was below 50 per cent.

    “All the stakeholders present are leaders in their own right and we want them to know that they need to exert that influence over their network with a view to ensure compliance of all the preventive measures of COVID-19.

    “Gov Seyi Makinde has done what he needs to do for the state. The responsibility now rests on us the citizens to do the needful.

    “For a lot of banks with overwhelming crowds the governor is not the one to fix their Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) that are not functioning.

    “If you go to most banks, you will find out that out of seven ATMs one would be working to serve the people.

    “There is a need for stakeholders to be responsible and that is why we are here. We actually extracted commitment from them.

    “And not only that, we have a compliance reporter, which is a citizen’s app for self policing. What that will do is that we will know who to hold responsible.

    “All the stakeholders must do everything they have to do for us to be safe,” she said.

    Also, Mr Mojeed Mogbonjubola, the Deputy Chief Whip, Oyo State House of Assembly, said that the state was in the second phase of the pandemic.

    “We are taking people through the second phase whereby people are going to be the one enforcing the strict adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols by being their brothers’ keeper,” he said.

    Mogbonjubola stated further that although the government was not looking at sanctions, it had engaged community reporting through the use of technology.

    “There is going to be self assessment; there would be no law enforcement agencies to drive compliance basically,” he said.

    Mr David Afolayan, the GIS expert and member of the containment team, said community reporting app would make it possible for citizens to give their feedback and report contravention of COVID-19 guidelines in the state.

    “The link is available on the Facebook page of the Oyo State COVID-19 containment network.

    “The app is easy to use as it works on phones. There people can report contravention and compliance, as the case may be, in their spheres.

    “On the Facebook page and also on the portal we have created the ‘Hall of Fame’ and ‘Hall of Shame’.  So for those doing well we will celebrate them and for those not doing well they will be celebrated as well.

    “We are already getting feedback across the state and we want everyone to key into this,” he said.

    NAN reports that some of the stakeholders present were the representatives of Christian Association of Nigeria, Oyo State; representatives of Muslim association, market leaders, park managers, educational organisations, traditional rulers among others.


    Edited By: Bayo Sekoni/Donald Ugwu (NAN)

  •  An Information Technology Expert Mr David Afolayan has urged Nigerians to take precautionary measures as commerce communication and other interactions are now moving online due to COVID 19 He made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ibadan Afolayan who is the Chief Executive Officer GISKONSULT Ibadan said although technology solutions abound before now the effect of the coronavirus pandemic had now drawn people towards the tools more than before He however noted that there were so many online activities that had been bastardised by negative ones on social media platforms such as the numerous cybercrimes There are also lots of legitimate online businesses that one can engage in that will bring in money even with the attendant effects of COVID 19 he said Afolayan noted that the nature of business as well as other human interactions and activities had been redefined by the pandemic The COVID 19 pandemic has changed everything about life and moving forward now everyone has to embrace the new reality We have to do so to adhere to safety protocols especially social distancing Part of the new realities includes working from home rather than gathering a lot of people together This has reshaped the way we used to thinking before now as commerce communication religious activities and social gatherings have always been physical But now we have found ourselves in a situation where we cannot physically interact to do all the above and several other things he explained According to Afolayan this has provided a new frontier for entrepreneurs to break through and develop strategies to grow their businesses Edited By Razak Owolabi and NAN Wale Sadeeq
    COVID-19: ICT expert calls for caution as commerce, communication, move online
     An Information Technology Expert Mr David Afolayan has urged Nigerians to take precautionary measures as commerce communication and other interactions are now moving online due to COVID 19 He made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ibadan Afolayan who is the Chief Executive Officer GISKONSULT Ibadan said although technology solutions abound before now the effect of the coronavirus pandemic had now drawn people towards the tools more than before He however noted that there were so many online activities that had been bastardised by negative ones on social media platforms such as the numerous cybercrimes There are also lots of legitimate online businesses that one can engage in that will bring in money even with the attendant effects of COVID 19 he said Afolayan noted that the nature of business as well as other human interactions and activities had been redefined by the pandemic The COVID 19 pandemic has changed everything about life and moving forward now everyone has to embrace the new reality We have to do so to adhere to safety protocols especially social distancing Part of the new realities includes working from home rather than gathering a lot of people together This has reshaped the way we used to thinking before now as commerce communication religious activities and social gatherings have always been physical But now we have found ourselves in a situation where we cannot physically interact to do all the above and several other things he explained According to Afolayan this has provided a new frontier for entrepreneurs to break through and develop strategies to grow their businesses Edited By Razak Owolabi and NAN Wale Sadeeq
    COVID-19: ICT expert calls for caution as commerce, communication, move online
    General news2 years ago

    COVID-19: ICT expert calls for caution as commerce, communication, move online

    An Information Technology Expert, Mr David Afolayan, has urged Nigerians to take precautionary measures, as commerce, communication and other interactions are now moving online due to COVID-19.
    He made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Ibadan.
    Afolayan, who is the Chief Executive Officer, GISKONSULT, Ibadan, said although technology solutions abound before now, the effect of the coronavirus pandemic had now drawn people towards the tools more than before.
    He, however, noted that there were so many online activities that had been bastardised by negative ones on social media platforms, such as the numerous cybercrimes.
    “There are also lots of legitimate online businesses that one can engage in that will bring in money, even with the attendant effects of COVID-19,” he said.
    Afolayan noted that the nature of business as well as other human interactions and activities had been redefined by the pandemic.
    “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything about life, and moving forward now, everyone has to embrace the new reality.
    “We have to do so to adhere to safety protocols, especially social distancing.
    “Part of the new realities includes working from home rather than gathering a lot of people together.
    “This has reshaped the way we used to thinking before now, as commerce, communication, religious activities and social gatherings have always been physical.
    “But, now we have found ourselves in a situation where we cannot physically interact to do all the above and several other things,” he explained.
    According to Afolayan, this has provided a new frontier for entrepreneurs to break through and develop strategies to grow their businesses.


    Edited By: Razak Owolabi and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq

  •  An Information Communication Technology ICT expert Mr David Afolayan has warned Nigerians not to leave themselves vulnerable to hackers while seeking information on social media platforms particularly on Corona virus COVID 19 Afolayan the Chief Executive Officer CEO GISKONSULT gave the advice in Ibadan on Friday in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency The expert stated that hackers were taking advantage of the ignorance and carelessness of people who were eager to get information on the ongoing Corona virus pandemic to wreak havoc He stressed that people needed to be educated on safe use of social media platforms Criminality has changed over the years and being online exposes us to another group of people known as digital criminals These set of people are in various categories some people do it for fun some as a hobby others as a career or occupation Some are even doing it for their countries spies who get information for their governments from across the world The nature of digital criminals is complex and complicated everyone needs to be aware about the pitfalls that are online he said Afolayan stated that some of the ways people could minimise the risk of falling into the traps of these criminals was to install paid antivirus on their devices instead of the free device protection He advised people not to open e mails sent from people they did not know as well as ignore messages with catchy headlines from even people they knew as such persons devices might have been compromised He enjoined people to use strong passwords that were not easy to crack such as those combined with numbers and numerical codes According to the ICT expert Nigerians should not open e mails that go into their spam messages as developers of platforms like Gmail and Yahoo have currently installed algorithms that identify compromised or suspicious mails He said If a device has been compromised it starts misbehaving becoming slow or it will be very hot as if it has been used extensively What this means is that someone is connecting into your device to retrieve personal information or possibly using it to transmit information to cover his tracks Once you notice this switch off your device and remove the battery that will disconnect your device from the online user and at least for that moment whatever the hackers are doing will be disrupted Once you put the battery back switch off your internet and use another device to change your passwords on all your social media platforms Then give the compromised device to an expert to run anti virus check for malware infestation that might have caused the device to misbehave Meanwhile he also advised phone users to wipe their devices with moist cloth or wipes as part of the safety measures against virus infection such as the Corona virus COVID 19 Edited By Fela Fashoro Nyisom Fiyigon Dore NAN
    Expert warns Nigerians against activities of digital criminals
     An Information Communication Technology ICT expert Mr David Afolayan has warned Nigerians not to leave themselves vulnerable to hackers while seeking information on social media platforms particularly on Corona virus COVID 19 Afolayan the Chief Executive Officer CEO GISKONSULT gave the advice in Ibadan on Friday in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency The expert stated that hackers were taking advantage of the ignorance and carelessness of people who were eager to get information on the ongoing Corona virus pandemic to wreak havoc He stressed that people needed to be educated on safe use of social media platforms Criminality has changed over the years and being online exposes us to another group of people known as digital criminals These set of people are in various categories some people do it for fun some as a hobby others as a career or occupation Some are even doing it for their countries spies who get information for their governments from across the world The nature of digital criminals is complex and complicated everyone needs to be aware about the pitfalls that are online he said Afolayan stated that some of the ways people could minimise the risk of falling into the traps of these criminals was to install paid antivirus on their devices instead of the free device protection He advised people not to open e mails sent from people they did not know as well as ignore messages with catchy headlines from even people they knew as such persons devices might have been compromised He enjoined people to use strong passwords that were not easy to crack such as those combined with numbers and numerical codes According to the ICT expert Nigerians should not open e mails that go into their spam messages as developers of platforms like Gmail and Yahoo have currently installed algorithms that identify compromised or suspicious mails He said If a device has been compromised it starts misbehaving becoming slow or it will be very hot as if it has been used extensively What this means is that someone is connecting into your device to retrieve personal information or possibly using it to transmit information to cover his tracks Once you notice this switch off your device and remove the battery that will disconnect your device from the online user and at least for that moment whatever the hackers are doing will be disrupted Once you put the battery back switch off your internet and use another device to change your passwords on all your social media platforms Then give the compromised device to an expert to run anti virus check for malware infestation that might have caused the device to misbehave Meanwhile he also advised phone users to wipe their devices with moist cloth or wipes as part of the safety measures against virus infection such as the Corona virus COVID 19 Edited By Fela Fashoro Nyisom Fiyigon Dore NAN
    Expert warns Nigerians against activities of digital criminals
    General news3 years ago

    Expert warns Nigerians against activities of digital criminals

    An Information, Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Mr David Afolayan, has warned Nigerians not to leave themselves vulnerable to hackers, while seeking information on social media platforms, particularly on Corona virus (COVID-19). 

    Afolayan, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), GISKONSULT, gave the advice in Ibadan on Friday, in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency .

    The expert stated that hackers were taking advantage of the ignorance and carelessness of people who were eager to get information on the ongoing Corona virus pandemic, to wreak havoc.

    He stressed that people needed to be educated on safe use of social media platforms.

    “Criminality has changed over the years and being online exposes us to another group of people known as digital criminals

    “These set of people are in various categories; some people do it for fun, some as a hobby, others as a career or occupation.

    “Some are even doing it for their countries, spies who get information for their governments from across the world. 

    “The nature of digital criminals is complex and complicated; everyone needs to be aware about the pitfalls that are online,” he said.

    Afolayan stated that some of the ways people could minimise the risk of falling into the traps of these criminals was to install paid antivirus on their devices instead of the free device protection.

    He advised people not to open e-mails sent from people they did not know, as well as ignore messages with catchy headlines from even people they knew as such persons’ devices might have been compromised. 

    He enjoined people to use strong passwords that were not easy to crack, such as those combined with numbers and numerical codes.

    According to the ICT expert, Nigerians should not open e-mails that go into their spam messages as developers of platforms like Gmail and Yahoo have currently installed algorithms that identify compromised or suspicious mails. 

    He said: “If a device has been compromised, it starts misbehaving, becoming slow or it will be very hot as if it has been used extensively. 

    “What this means is that someone is connecting into your device to retrieve personal information, or possibly using it to transmit information to cover his tracks.

    “Once you notice this, switch off your device and remove the battery, that will disconnect your device from the online user; and at least for that moment, whatever the hackers are doing will be disrupted.

    “Once you put the battery back, switch off your internet and use another device to change your passwords on all your social media platforms. 

    “Then give the compromised device to an expert to run anti-virus check for malware infestation that might have caused the device to misbehave.”

    Meanwhile, he also advised phone users to wipe their devices with moist cloth or wipes, as part of the safety measures against virus infection, such as the Corona virus (COVID-19). 


    Edited By: Fela Fashoro/Nyisom Fiyigon Dore
    (NAN)

     

  •  Mr David Afolayan an Environmentalist and Geographic Information Science GIS expert has cautioned Nigerians on the dangers of lighting fire to burn bushes and refuse especially during harmattan Afolayan in an interview with Nigeria News Agency in Ibadan on Friday said that to prevent fire outbreaks people must desist from burning bushes and refuse He noted that different categories of people engaged in this act for various reasons including those who wanted to clear their farmlands hunters in search of games and households burning their refuse Afolayan said the harmattan season presents an opportunity for fire to rage due to low humidity and high temperature which support combustion and then it spreads He said We have heard of the news of various fire outbreaks and one thing that is consistent is the lack of adequate preparation on the part of the government and its institutions meant to tackle the outbreaks The emergency response team should be equipped and technology should be deployed to know where incident of such is likely to take place There is technology like GIS software that can help map out and identify areas predisposed to fire incidence and then adequate measures can be taken to prevent it or combat it as the case may be he said He also said that environmental laws should be implemented to prevent fire outbreaks and other disasters He called for joint efforts to tackle environmental issues such as including the communities to identify their roles in protecting their environment and ultimately their lives through positive attitudes Afolayan enjoined people to be careful with household appliances and to ensure that they switched them off when not at home We need to engage the professionals in the wiring of our houses and desist from using substandard products Another thing that people do is to put heavy electrical load on a substandard wire This may also cause fire to break out anytime We must also ensure that uneducated or unqualified people are not used as electricians to wire houses this will just be a time bomb waiting to explode if allowed We should have such laws that will prevent quacks from handling professional duties he said The GIS expert further urged individuals to take up the responsibility of caring for the environment and people around them Edited By Vivian Ihechu Donald Ugwu
    Expert enlightens on dangers of bush burning
     Mr David Afolayan an Environmentalist and Geographic Information Science GIS expert has cautioned Nigerians on the dangers of lighting fire to burn bushes and refuse especially during harmattan Afolayan in an interview with Nigeria News Agency in Ibadan on Friday said that to prevent fire outbreaks people must desist from burning bushes and refuse He noted that different categories of people engaged in this act for various reasons including those who wanted to clear their farmlands hunters in search of games and households burning their refuse Afolayan said the harmattan season presents an opportunity for fire to rage due to low humidity and high temperature which support combustion and then it spreads He said We have heard of the news of various fire outbreaks and one thing that is consistent is the lack of adequate preparation on the part of the government and its institutions meant to tackle the outbreaks The emergency response team should be equipped and technology should be deployed to know where incident of such is likely to take place There is technology like GIS software that can help map out and identify areas predisposed to fire incidence and then adequate measures can be taken to prevent it or combat it as the case may be he said He also said that environmental laws should be implemented to prevent fire outbreaks and other disasters He called for joint efforts to tackle environmental issues such as including the communities to identify their roles in protecting their environment and ultimately their lives through positive attitudes Afolayan enjoined people to be careful with household appliances and to ensure that they switched them off when not at home We need to engage the professionals in the wiring of our houses and desist from using substandard products Another thing that people do is to put heavy electrical load on a substandard wire This may also cause fire to break out anytime We must also ensure that uneducated or unqualified people are not used as electricians to wire houses this will just be a time bomb waiting to explode if allowed We should have such laws that will prevent quacks from handling professional duties he said The GIS expert further urged individuals to take up the responsibility of caring for the environment and people around them Edited By Vivian Ihechu Donald Ugwu
    Expert enlightens on dangers of bush burning
    Environment3 years ago

    Expert enlightens on dangers of bush burning

    Mr David Afolayan, an Environmentalist and Geographic Information Science (GIS) expert, has cautioned Nigerians on the dangers of lighting fire to burn bushes and refuse, especially during harmattan.

    Afolayan, in an interview with Nigeria News Agency in Ibadan on Friday said that to prevent fire outbreaks people must desist from burning bushes and refuse.

    He noted that different categories of people engaged in this act for various reasons, including those who wanted to clear their farmlands, hunters in search of games and households burning their refuse.

    Afolayan said the harmattan season presents an opportunity for fire to rage due to low humidity and high temperature which support combustion and then it spreads.

    He said: “We have heard of the news of various fire outbreaks and one thing that is consistent is the lack of adequate preparation on the part of the government and its institutions meant to tackle the outbreaks.

    “The emergency response team should be equipped and technology should be deployed to know where incident of such is likely to take place.

    “There is technology like GIS software that can help map out and identify areas predisposed to fire incidence and then adequate measures can be taken to prevent it or combat it as the case may be,” he said.

    He also said that environmental laws should be implemented to prevent fire outbreaks and other disasters.

    He called for joint efforts to tackle environmental issues such as including the communities to identify their roles in protecting their environment and ultimately their lives through positive attitudes.

    Afolayan enjoined people to be careful with household appliances and to ensure that they switched them off when not at home.

    “We need to engage the professionals in the wiring of our houses and desist from using substandard products.

    “Another thing that people do is to put heavy electrical load on a substandard wire. This may also cause fire to break out anytime.

    “We must also ensure that uneducated or unqualified people are not used as electricians to wire houses; this will just be a time bomb waiting to explode if allowed.

    “We should have such laws that will prevent quacks from handling professional duties,” he said.

    The GIS expert further urged individuals to take up the responsibility of caring for the environment and people around them.


    Edited By: Vivian Ihechu/Donald Ugwu