CITAD Set to Launch Mobile App on Lost But Found Items

By Abba Dukawa

AREWA AGENDA-A Kano based non governmental organization, Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) is working towards using ICT for the community development in the state and the nation at large through it’s CIGIYA app.

This was disclosed by the Centre’s Technical officer Engr. Kamaluddeen Umar during a press conference.

He said that CIGIYA app, is the first of its kind across Nigeria. It is a lost and found application that will facilitate the searching of lost items by people and help transport associations, media houses and other relevant organization to generate a database of lost item.

Engr. Kamaluddeen Umar emphasized that most of the transports association in the state having have a number of unclaimed lost items as a result of uncertainty of where the items are submitted adding that this will enable individuals to use the application to search for found items and the location they were submitted.

Further explaining the app, he said it will contain the name of the item, unique ID, date it was lost, park or location where it was submitted and picture (actual picture may be replaced by sample picture or just the name in case of items with bare identification). It also contains the contact number of the park for further information.

CITAD plans to collaborate with media houses, security outfits and other relevant stakeholders toward the success of the App to reach the target peoples adding the app designed to have simple interface both for data entry and item searching and has already consulted some transport unions which include Tricycle Operators Association of Kano State (TOAKAN) and Tsaya da Kafarka Taxi Association, Kano.

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