Coordinate cyber security strategy for national socioeconomic advantage

By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed a proper coordination of the national strategy on cyber security, with a new approach focusing on exploring the internet for economic growth opportunities, enhancement of knowledge and mitigation of crime.

The President, who spoke on Monday at the launch of the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy (NCPS) 2021, held at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa Abuja, also observed that the growth and development of the internet has caused a rise in the threats posed by cyber criminals, online financial fraudsters and cyber terrorists who he said are causing apprehension in the country.

The president said Nigeria is blessed with a young and vibrant population, which has the potential to exploit the benefits of the current internet revolution to enhance the nation’s economic progression and improve our national security.

“I urge the National Security Adviser to continue to coordinate…

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