Mathematicians hold conferences to proffer solutions to Nigeria’s insecurity.
A meeting of mathematicians is being held to suggest answers to Nigeria’s insecurity.
The Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MAN) has planned a conference with the goal of using mathematical models to provide solutions to the country’s present security concerns.
Prof. Mamman Musa, the association’s president, said this at the commencement of the organizations’ 57th Annual Conference in Kano on Tuesday.
According to reports, the conference’s theme is “Securing Nigeria: A Mathematical Perspective.”“Security challenges are no longer analog; they are now mathematical and digital in nature.
“So, if we can harness the intelligence of these people, who have acquired expertise in mathematical applications, security risks will be reduced to the bare minimum.
“In reality, when you consider the different parts of insecurity, not just the physical, the mental aspect of it that is linked to causes is related to mathematical applications.
Some of you may not be aware of this because we have a mathematical handicap.
We can manipulate human behavior if we look at what is known as artificial intelligence.
“These are some of the issues that the conference will address,” he said.
The meeting will feature around 80 papers, according to Musa.
Prof. Sagir Adamu-Abbas, Vice-Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, thanked the association for allowing the university to host the conference in his remarks.
Mathematics is a simple topic, according to the VC, who is also a fellow of the society.
He spoke extensively about the value of mathematics as a topic that is necessary in all professions.
Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano State, declared in his keynote presentation that “mathematics was the most significant approach in crime detection.”
Alhaji Umar Musa, the Director-General of the Shekarau Organization, represented Shekarau.
“Today, professional findings on hundreds of forensic issues, from fingerprints to DNA, are based on mathematics.
Math is becoming increasingly important in crime scene investigation and in assisting forensic scientists with a variety of challenges.
“This includes bullet trajectories, fingerprint recognition, and vehicle speed,” he explained.
Mathematics, he claims, is equally important in military operations and cyber crime.
“A nation’s growth in the production of military equipment is totally dependent on the level of science and technology it has attained. Furthermore, because mathematics is the language of science and technology, it is required for the resolution of all security issues.
“Mathematics is a strong weapon that, if utilized appropriately, may help Nigeria address its security challenges,” Shekarau added.