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We’ve commenced review of Cybercrimes Act 2015 – NSA, Nuhu Ribadu

Jul 12, 2023

National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has said that the Federal Government has commenced a review of the Cybercrimes ( Prohibition, Prevention etc ) Act 2015 to safeguard the nation’s cyberspace from the increasing attacks by criminals.

Speaking at a two-day 2023 Cyber Secure Nigeria Conference organised by Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN ) in Abuja, Ribadu said the issue of AI and virtual assets are amongst other several critical inputs from stakeholders that are being considered in the amendment process.

The NSA who was represented at the event by Manager, Nigeria Computer Emergency Response Team (ngCERT), Dr. Bala Fakandu, said the Federal Government considers cybersecurity incidence management and protection of Critical National Information Infrastructure ( CNII ) as a vital component of national development.

He said;

“The Presidential Order on the Designation and Protection on CNII currently awaiting Mr Presidential assent will enhance Nigeria’s current efforts for progressive economic prosperity, national development and the attainment of its national security objectives.”

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