An Analysis of Impacts of Telecommunication Evolution on Economic Development and Crime Prevention and Control in Nigeria
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This paper analyses the impacts of telecommunication evolution on economic development and crime prevention and control in Nigeria. Three specific objectives were coined to underpin the paper. World system and economic (base) development theories were systematically combined to formed our theoretical framework. The paper made use of secondary data (journals, textbooks and internet materials) which were descriptively analysed. The paper reveals that the emergence of telecommunications in Nigeria has yielded positive results on our economy and in the fight against crime and criminals. Affordable and accessible telecommunication networks increase economic development and reduce security challenges in Nigeria. It paves way for enhanced economic and security policies in an ever-increasing complex and competitive world of ours. The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) should make telecommunication services readily available, affordable and accessible to subscribers since it is a channel through which success and progress could be made in the security and economic sectors. The FGN and its allied institutions should regulate the activities of telecommunication service providers, for this will not only encourages rapid economic development and easy and swift crime management but also guards against exploitation and extortion of end-users.
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M. Uchenna Nnam
M. Sorochi Otu
C. Iheanacho Agboti