FG Advocates Internet of Things to Control $5trn Air Pollution Emission

By Dwelleth Morountodun

The Permanent Secretary of The Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Mrs. Monilola Udo, on Thursday quoted the World Bank report that air   pollution costs societies more than $5 trillion annually.

Mrs. Udo said this while declaring open the sensitization workshop on the promotion of IoTs for technology air quality monitoring in the environment today in Abuja.

According to Udo, “The Internet of Things (IoTs), refers to the internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects enabling them to send and receive data.”

She explained that the internet of things has a lot of climate related potentials such as monitoring air quality, water quality, pointing out that it is the engine that will drive Nigeria into the much-anticipated smart city environment.

To this end, she enjoined the participants to take advantage of the workshop, and policies of the Ministry in research and innovation.

Earlier, the Director of Environmental Science Technology Department of the Ministry, Dr. Peter Ekwuozor, said that IoTs is a great intervention for monitoring air quality both indoor and outdoor.

Ekwuozor, further said that the IoT will help to develop effective policy means, control harmful emissions and consequently limit health burdens in the country.


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