ICT Implementation Framework for Integrated National Security, Emergency and Disaster Management for Nigeria
The role of Information, Communication and Multimedia Technology in the management of national security, emergency and disasters can never be overemphasized. In its goodwill, the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) has made concerted efforts by formulating deliberate policies on national security, emergency and disaster management. The implementation of these policies brought about the establishment of agencies and parastatals, which have been working efficiently and impressively – in isolation, though. This paper will demonstrate the role of Information, Communication and Multimedia Technology in synergizing the activities of the various stakeholders of national security, emergency and disaster management. Consequently, the paper will propose a new Integrated National Security, Emergency and Disaster Management Information System (iNSEDMIS) – a repository of data and information that is of public concern. This system is intended to play a central role of a clearinghouse in providing the enabling environment for the stakeholders to work in synergy – in order to ensure responsible and responsive collection and dissemination of information.
Keywords: Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Multimedia Technology,
Information System, Security, Emergency and Disaster.