We’ve set up mech­a­nisms to com­bat cy­ber­crime – Min­is­ter

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Philip Shim­nom Cle­ment

The Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Bar­ris­ter Ade­bayo Shittu, has dis­closed that the Min­istry, through the Na­tional In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Devel­op­ment Agency (NITDA) and other rel­e­vant agen­cies like the Nige­ria Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mu­ni­ca­tion (NCC), has put mea­sures in place in con­tain­ing cy­ber­crime in the coun­try.

The min­is­ter made this known at the In­sight Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Con­fer­ence in Abuja yes­ter­day, which had the theme: “Cy­ber War­fare, De­fence and Mod­ern Day Threat”.

Shittu, who was rep­re­sented by his Spe­cial Ad­viser on Me­dia and Pub­lic­ity, Vic­tor Oluwadami­lare, said, “Hu­man fac­tor and lack of strong in­sti­tu­tion has been one of the big­gest rea­sons lim­i­ta­tions for fight­ing cy­ber­crime in Nige­ria, but now govern­ment has come up with modal­i­ties to strengthen agen­cies and in­sti­tu­tions to com­bat cy­ber­crime.”

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