Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Fashola Advocates Creation Of Database For Mobile Phone Subscribers
Jun 23, 2009 - Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola (SAN) on Tuesday advocated the creation of a database in which all mobile telephone subscribers can become identifiable.
Governor Fashola who spoke during a courtesy visit by the Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat, Mr. Steven Evans at Lagos House, Ikeja added that while the government is evolving policies to ensure that every SIM card owner can be identified, Etisalat as a new entrant should take an innovative lead by establishing a system through which no SIM card is sold without an identity of the name and contact details of the person who owns the SIM being collected in a database.
He added that Telephone networks and World Wide Web (W.W.W) despite its advantages is also prone to be deployed to unsavoury uses, one of which is the issue of anonymous phone calls and text messages to law abiding citizens.Said he: “The Information gateway now can be a very volatile and dangerous weapon which must be controlled from getting into anonymous hands. We can create a database in which everyone becomes accountable for one another”