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Well designed biometrics, solutions for major  crises

Well designed biometrics, solutions for major  crises

By Bukola Olamona

Well designed Biometrics Systems has been described as the best known solution to major and growing issues all over the world.

This was made known by a Professor of Computer Engineering, Samuel Adedayo Daramola, during Achievers University, Owo second  inaugural lecture titled “Secure Nation: Application of Biometrics -Computer Systems  for Effective Human Authetication”.

He said application of biometrics systems for authentication is increasing due to increase in crime rate and also fingerprints catalogue that comprise known criminals’ fingerprints was created for the use of police investigation in the western world.

According to him, many countries were not making much progress in the use of biometrics technology for securing their environments.

 He said the Nigeria Police Force (NPF)  should have a database of fingerprints and faces of  convicted  criminals and automated biometrics  systems at different  locations  that could  be used to identify suspected criminals.

“Also, captured biometrics systems data such as fingerprints  can be stored electronically on the national  identification cards  and passports  in addition to images.

” One to one matching outfits verification process can be used to verify identities of suspects on demand by law enforcement agents by checking their fingerprints with the one stored on the passport or ID  chip,” he stated.

Adedayo said fingerprints on scanners and cameras should be at border post to capture information that will help to identify travellers entering the country whereby  arriving passengers’ face images can be compared with the digital image stored in their e-passport.

Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Tunji Ibiyemi said the purpose of the inaugural lecture was to introduce a new professor to the world and it will give him the opportunity to give account of himself of what he has done to attain where he is now.

Many well wishers from all walks of life graced the occasion.

Owena Press Limited (Publisher of The Hope Newspaper), Akure

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