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General News of Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Source: www.thisdaylive.com

Mobile app to tackle insecurity in Yoruba land unveiled

Prof. Banji Akintoye Prof. Banji Akintoye

In his efforts to fight crimes, the leader of the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Prof. Banji Akintoye, has unveiled a mobile application designed to track kidnapped victims and expose danger anywhere in Yorubaland.

It was learnt that the mobile application and alert system known as PAJAWIRI can also expose criminal elements wherever they are with their victims once the victim has the application installed in his or her phone either on or off.

It was similarly gathered that the security device has another system called AFINIHAN, that can be used by those without android phones to link up with those with the full application.

Akintoye, while virtually speaking at the unveiling ceremony held in Ibadan, said the emergence of PAJAWIRI is an evidence that the Yoruba people are too intellectually sophisticated to be subdued.

According to him, “We have now proven to the world that we cannot be captured or be subdued. We are too intellectually sophisticated to be subdued.

“These innovations and intellectual powers will deploy to get ourselves out of the quagmires of Nigeria.”

On the attendant benefits of PAJAWIRI, Akintoye in a statement issued yesterday by his Communications Manager, Maxwell Adeleye, said: “Every person in possession of the PAJAWIRI app in their telephones will be able to activate it instantly where ever they find themselves in danger. By activating the app, they will be able to alert their families, their friends and their neighbours that they are in danger and that they need help.

“In that way, no Yoruba person needs to be alone anywhere in his farm, school, market place, shop and anywhere else. Any person who finds himself threatened by danger and who is in possession of PAJAWIRI will be able to alert other persons for help.

“In short, Yoruba people today are now able to enjoy security individually and collectively through the use of the app known as PAJAWIRI.

“The Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide owes our engineers who have “put this together an enormous debt of gratitude. The Yoruba people also owe a lot of gratitude to the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, ‘Ilana Omo Oduduwa’ for all the encouragement and support that they have given to these engineers.

“The creators of this app have magnanimously offered to put this app freely at the disposal of every Yoruba person for the next 30 days. That is, from now till Friday, January 21, 2022. This means that all the Yoruba people can have the protection of PAJAWIRI without paying any fees for the next 30 days.

“After that, those who choose to continue to enjoy the protection of PAJAWIRI will be able to do so with an affordable monthly subscription. That is for those of us who have smart phones (android and IOS). For those of us who do not have smart phones (android or IOS), there has been a designed hand-held alert device named AFINIHAN to work equally as effectively as the PAJAWIRI on the iphone.”

The Coordinator of the PAJAWIRI project, Ayobami Abolaji, while speaking on the ideal features and benefits of the app, explained that it is a warning system for protection through an alarm and alert system that will generate protective action for the community and individual user.

According to him, “The Pàjáwìrì app is designed to provide a technological solution or a system that allows people to warn others of impending dangers and arouse established response teams in the communities to stop or prevent various vices such as kidnapping, raping, armed robbery, arson, theft, accidents, murders and banditry against app users and their community members.

“The Pàjáwìrì app is a technologically savvy information and communication application that alerts and locates the source and flash points of dangerous security breaches where unchallenged massacre of valuable human lives and property is perpetrated. The Pàjáwìrì app proffers a modern day means of curbing or permanently alleviating the fears that has gripped the inhabitants of any geographical location and settlements once and for all,” he said.

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