The Federal Government says Nigeria and other countries across the world lose over $5trn to air pollution every year.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Monilola Udo, said this in Abuja yesterday at the sensitization workshop on the promotion of Internet of Things (IOT) for Technology Air quality monitoring in the environment.
Udo said the World Bank attributed the huge loss to lack of monitoring of air quality.
She said: “The Internet of Things refers to the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects enabling them to send and receive data.”
According to her, the IOT has a lot of climate-related potentials such as monitoring air quality, water quality, pointing out that it is the engine that will drive Nigeria into the much anticipated smart city environment.
She said: “The Internet of Things, refers to the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects enabling them to send and receive data.”
Earlier, Director of Environmental Science Technology in the ministry, Peter Ekwuozor, said the IOT would help develop effective policy means, control harmful emissions and consequently limit health burdens in Nigeria.