MTN Nigeria has launched the MTN Livestock Tracking Solutions (LTS) to assist herdsmen in monitoring and tracking their livestock, in order to curb the challenges with cattle grazing and the judicious use of land across Nigeria.
The Livestock Tracking Solution is aimed at reducing the incidence of wandering cattle. It makes use of GPS technology and is solar-powered to ensure that you can always stay in touch with your cattle, everywhere they go.
This ICT solution can track the location of cattle, send panic or emergency alerts to the authorities in times of trouble and help with creating grazing areas separate from farmlands. It can perform location tracking for cattle and geo-fencing for grazing areas.
Speaking at the first Katsina State Economic and Investment Summit 2016, MTN executive, Amina Oyagbola, announced the launch of the LTS and an MTN Mobile Electricity, which will provide affordable electricity to entrepreneurs and rural community dwellers.
The first Katsina State Economic and Investment Summit, a three-day event aimed at attracting investments in Kastina from local and foreign investors particularly in the areas of livestock production and meat processing, power generation, medium to large scale agricultural production among other areas.
The mobile electricity solution in partnership with Nova-Lumos will bring clean, modern and affordable electricity to MTN customers in the rural areas.
Excited about these ICT products and their implications for accelerated socio-economic development across the country, Oyagbola said, with the mobile electricity solution, MTN customers in rural areas can therefore replace kerosene lanterns, candles and flashlights with electricity that can power phones, fans, radios, TVs all at once. This service is already running in Katsina State.
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Oyagbola also expressed MTN’s preparedness to support e-government objectives at all levels, saying “We believe ICT is the future and MTN is committed to supporting Katsina and indeed Nigeria to ensure preparedness and empowerment towards this future.”