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The Federal Government Has Renewed Its Plans To Safeguard Nigeria’s Digital Economy From Cybercrimes

Written by on November 4, 2021

The Federal Government has renewed its plans to safeguard Nigeria’s digital economy from cybercrimes while building more trust among strategic stakeholders in the country.

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, made this known at the 2021 annual Cybersecurity Conference, on Wednesday, in Abuja.

The conference was organised in conjunction with the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA), for strategic stakeholders to discuss Cybersecurity issues.

The theme of the conference is:” Building trust in the digital economy through cybersecurity and sensitization on the Implementation of the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy (NCPS) 2021’’.

Danbatta, who was represented by Adeleke Adewolu, Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management at NCC, said that the Commission was interested in issues that would enhance, protect and boost Nigeria’s digital economy.

Brig.-Gen. Samad Akesode, Director of communications at ONSA, who spoke on strengthening the country’s security, told the participants that the office was building stronger collaboration with major actors in the security sector to guide the digital economy in Nigeria and beyond.

Akesode said that several workshops being organised were in line with the vision of the present administration to ensure that the issue of security was taken more seriously at all levels.

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