REVIEW PAPER: Mobile Hybrid Data Barges–Role of the Navy in Cloud Computing and Internet Access

Ayodele A. Periola, Samuel O. Akinyede


The Nigerian Navy faces significant challenges due to low budgetary allocations in comparison to advanced naval organizations across the globe. The occurrence of COVID–19 pandemic is also envisaged to result in significant budget cuts thereby affecting the navy’s ability to meet its goals. This challenge can be addressed by transforming the role of the Nigerian Navy. The discussion in this paper identifies the roles that the Nigerian Navy can play in enabling the emergence of a new era in information and communications technology via the use of maritime resources for the support of computing. In addition, the paper recognizes the revenue earning potential and the leading role available to the Nigerian economy as a technology developer and enabler in the context of the blue economy.


Nigerian Navy, Information and Communication Technology, Transformation

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