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Senate to support stakeholders to curb cybercrime

Stakeholders at the International Legislative stakeholder Cyber Security Conference. Photo: Olayemi Daniyan

The Senate has pledged to support stakeholders in the nation’s cyberspace and digital services sector on the promulgation of adequate laws to tackle cybercrime.

The Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan stated this at the Annual International Legislative Stakeholder Conference on Cyber Security held in Abuja.

Senate President Ahmed Lawan represented by Senator Hassan Hadeifa said new Digital technologies had brought new security challenges that must be tackled with the necessary legal framework through robust legislation.

Senator Lawan assured stakeholders of the readiness of the senate to ensure the nation’s cyberspace was safe for all users.

US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs Mary Beth Leonard speaking at the conference. Photo: Olayemi Daniyan

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs Mary Beth Leonard assured of the resolve of the US government in supporting Nigeria in securing its cyberspace.

Mrs Mary Beth Leonard called for more international cooperation and support to tackle the challenge.

The Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Mr Kashifu Abdullahi said the annual event has brought to the fore several areas of concern in the nation’s cyberspace and digital services sector.

The annual event which would last for three days would feature paper presentations, discussions and recommendations on solutions to the proliferation of cybercrime.

Reporting by Olayemi Daniyan; editing by Abdullahi lamino