By Babajide Okeowo
Historian and Leader of the Umbrella body of Yoruba Self-Determination Groups, Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Banji Akintoye, has unveiled a mobile application, Pajawiri designed to track kidnapped victims and expose danger anywhere in Yorubaland.
The mobile application and alert System can also expose criminal elements wherever they are with their victims once the victims have the application installed in their phones either on or off.
The security system also has another system called Afinihan that can be used by those without android phones to link up with those with the full application.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony held in Ibadan, Oyo-State, Akintoye, who joined the event virtually, said the emergence of Pajawiri was evidence that the Yoruba people were too intellectually sophisticated to be subdued.
“We have now proven to the world that we cannot be captured nor be subdued. We are too intellectually sophisticated to be subdued.
“It is these Innovations and intellectual powers that we will deploy to get ourselves out of the quagmires of Nigeria”.
On the attendant benefits of Pajawiri, Akintoye, in a statement by his Communications Manager, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, said “every person in possession of the Pajawiri app on their telephone, will be able to activate the app instantly, whenever they find themselves in danger.
By activating the app, they will be able to alert their families, their friends and their neighbors that they are in danger and that they need help.
“In that way, no Yoruba person needs to be alone anywhere on their farms, schools, market places, shops and anywhere else. Any person who finds himself threatened by danger and who is in possession of Pajawiri will be able to alert other persons for help.
“In short, Yoruba people today, are able now to enjoy security individually and collectively through the use of the App known as Pajawiri.
“The Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide owes our engineers who have put this together an enormous debt of gratitude. The Yoruba people also owe a lot of gratitude to the umbrella body of Yoruba Self-determination groups, Ilana Omo Oduduwa for all the encouragement and support that they have given to these engineers.
“The creators of this app, Pajawiri have magnanimously offered to put this app Pajawiri freely at the disposal of every Yoruba person for the next thirty days. That is, from now till the 21st of January, 2022. This means that all Yoruba people can have the protection of Pajawiri without paying any fees for the next thirty days.
“After that, those who choose to continue to enjoy the protection of Pajawiri will be able to do so with an affordable monthly subscription. That is for those of us who have Smartphones (android, iOS or iPhone). For those of us who do not have smartphones (android, iOS or iPhone), there has been designed a hand-held alert device named Afinihan to work equally as effectively as the Pajawiri on the iPhone.
“Afinihan a tiny hand-held device that is able to perform wonders. This tiny device has been efficiently tested and will be available for purchase at a small affordable price.
“The purpose of all these technological provisions is that the Yoruba nation must carry all its people along in this provision of security.”, Akintoye remarked.