Young Scholar Trains Students, Security Operatives on Drone Operations in Gombe
An award-winning young scholar, Sagir Yusuf Muhammad has trained 151 students, staff and security operatives at the Gombe State University, GSU on autonomous and intelligent drones’ operations.
A lecturer at the Gombe State varsity, Mr. Sagir organised the traininf to boost security capability via drones’ operation.
Sagir, a recipient of the Nigerian Communications Commissions’ (NCC) 2020 academic institutions’ research grants, and a robotics expert, said the workshop was geared towards staging a robotics research center, as well as creating awareness for the general public on how to apply drones.
He said: “This initiative is a step towards establishing a robotics research center and awareness for the general public on how to apply drones in various activities such as civil surveillance, farming, photography, and research.
“This will, in turn, create jobs and support the digital economy policy of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy under the able leadership of Professor Isa Ali Pantami.”
As part of the initiative is to create awareness on the usage of drones and their importance, Sagir said a webinar series will hold on 4, 11, and 18 December 2021, with physical practical drones operation at Gombe State University, between 20th and 21st of December 2021, from 9 am to 10:30 am (joining link: https://bit.ly/3o3hz4H).
He however, noted that the training will be extended to the Nigerian Police, the Military, and other Paramilitary institutions in order to boost their capacity in tackling current security challenges in the country.
Mr. Sagir hails from Gombe state and obtained his bachelor degree in computer science from Gombe State University with first-class honours, emerging as the ‘Best Graduating Student’ of his set.
He then proceeded to the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, for a direct Ph.D. programme (without a master’s degree).
The 27-year-old have lectured at the University of Birmingham, UK, and served as a research assistant and programmer at the University College London and De Montfort University Leicester.
He received both national and international awards such as the best graduating student awards; best postgraduate research image award of 2019 at the University of Birmingham, UK; best paper and presentations awards of international conferences, national and international research grants awards, and the prestigious Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) doctoral consortium sponsorship, among others.
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