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Stakeholders urge FG to strengthen regulatory framework for cybercrime control

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya

By Muhammad Nasir

Sokoto, Oct. 22, 2021

Stakeholders at the second Nigeria Army Education Corps summit have called on the Federal Government to strengthen the regulatory framework for the control of Cybercrimes, as part of national security.

The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the call was contained in a communique presented by Col. Usman Ndana, at the end of the Summit in Sokoto, on Friday.

The conference had as its theme: “Education development and national security: Issues and way forward.”

In the communique, the stakeholders also called on the Ministry of Defence to develop its capacity to dominate  cyberspace, through investments in modern technologies.

“The ministry should devise means of identifying both ethical and unethical hackers, with a means of harnessing their potentials and capacity.

“This is for the purpose of national growth and development, especially in the area of information and communication technology,” it said.

The stakeholders further called for an increase in budgetary allocation to education, in order to address infrastructure deficit and ”provision of adequate security gadgets to improve the security situation in schools across the country.”

Earlier, the Emir of Argungu, Alhaji Samaila Mera, who was the Chairman at the closing ceremony of the Summit, called for an effective synergy among security agencies and stakeholders to fight insecurity in the country.

“There cannot be any meaningful development in an atmosphere of rancour and violence, hence the need for concerted efforts against the security challenges in the country.

“We are all fully aware of the security challenges which are injurious to the nation’s national economy.

“As such, there is the need for joint efforts and synergy among all national security stakeholders to ensure an end of the menace,” he said.

Mera further said that the outcome of the summit would help in maintaining the corporate existence of Nigeria as a country, and assist in facing the contemporary challenges of education.

He urged the participants to take advantage of the summit in finding lasting solutions to the challenges facing the country.

On his part, Corps Commander, Education, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Augie, expressed confidence that the summit will aid in bolstering national security.

“The lectures and papers delivered at the summit captured the contemporary challenges facing education in the country, and by extension, it’s national security,” he said.

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