At the Cyber Secure Conference 2022 organised by Nigeria Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria, (CSEAN) with the theme: “Cyber Security: An Imperative Tool for Tackling Security Challenges in Nigeria”, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, stated that for a country like Nigeria facing security challenges, intelligence reports could be leaked through unsecured cyberspace, hence the need for better service infrastructure and cyber security. The statement, read by his representative, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, reiterated that the government depends on various systems for its operations and services and that cyber security is synonymous with the security of the nation. He added that the government is building an initiative-taking system and awareness by engaging organisations to enlighten its citizens about being cyber-conscious during online operations.

“We are also collaborating with international organizations and training citizens due to the ambitious target of achieving 95% digital literacy by the year 2030 which will increase the consumption of digital services,” the Minister emphasized.

Source: National Information Technology Development Agency News

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