It is true power and internet might appear to be major issues, but there are still areas we can apply IoT in solving Nigerian problems.
Like take for example traffic issues in Lagos, I am not sure if I have ever seen any Traffic light in Lagos go off due to power though I am not completely sure of the power source and also there are reasonably good internet coverage in Lagos.
we can start including the connected cars concept by GSMA.
Cars will be connected through the internet to a backend, sensors will be on major roads, street lights, traffic lights.
Parameters like Car movement, speeds, nearness to each other etc could be used to study, manage and predict Traffic Jams such that people could be advised by Mobile App or SMS depending on their instant locations/routes.
This will disrupt the conventional methods of calling into radio stations and uploading updates to portals etc.
It will be of use in collaboration with FRSC and LASTMA.
IoT will also help insurance companies get better profits on their car insurance policies.
Any thoughts on this direction?