Senate moves to battle cyber-crime in Nigeria

Posted by Mayowa Okekale, Abuja | 24 May 2017 | 1,809 times

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•Motion sponsor, Senator Buhari Abdulfatai.

The Senate has lamented the worrisome dimension of cyber-crime and insecurity in Nigeria, and expressed the urgent need for concerted efforts to secure Nigeria’s cyberspace.

In a motion sponsored by the lawmaker representing Oyo North, Senator Buhari Abdulfatai, on the worrisome dimension of cyber-crime and insecurity, the Senate noted that the positive posture of ICT revolution is being dampened by malicious activities of criminal elements.

Responding to the debate, the Lawmaker representing Lagos West, Senator Gbenga Ashafa stated that he was a victim of a recent cyber attack and the issue should be taken seriously.

Senator Dino Melaye who maintained his comment that there are eight Facebook and four Twitter accounts some people created to impersonate him, warned that '”we must protect our cyber space in this country.”

Melaye added that “if we don’t take initiative, this will be used as a technology weapon against Nigeria.”

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, while noting that the attacks are being witnessed through mails, social media and other forms, said it is important that it is controlled. He added that the Bill would help control such acts.


Source: News Express

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