Concept Nova, an information technology service and software development company, has advised the federal government to mandate all car users to fix tracking devices in their cars to prevent car snatching as part of efforts to rid the country of crime and criminal activities..
Head of Independent Sales, Concept Nova, Mr. Collins Njoku made the call in Lagos during the company’s brokers forum organised to sensitise the youths on how to solve some basic information technology problems in Nigeria.
He emphasised the need for the adoption of tracking solutions device, which he said, would make it easier to recover stolen or snatched cars, adding that if government makes it mandatory, the company would give platform access to the police so as to fast track the recovery of the stolen vehicles.
“I want to urge the federal government to mandate all car users in the country to have telematic device in their cars. This will make it easier for the tracking solution provider to recover cars/vehicles whenever snatched or stolen. And if this is made mandatory, we can even give platform access to police jurisdiction so that if there is any report of car snatch and it is reported by the owner, the police can go to the platform and it will help them monitor the car themselves even without calling the tracking company,” he said.
According to him, if the track monitor is made mandatory, it will go a long way in helping the business and recovery of stolen vehicles and car snatching will be drastically reduced because everybody will be aware.
He explained that despite Nigerians’ low exposure to technology, there was still room for awareness among people, stressing that many people are perplexed about the information they get during the presentation on the tracking solutions by Concept Nova.
“The challenge is that the Nigerian’s exposure to technology is not so wide and that is the essence of this forum. A lot of people were perplexed about the information we gave about the tracking device despite the fact that the device has been on for more than 10 years. The information is not widely circulated and that is why we are making so much efforts to get people aware,” he added.