President Muhammadu Buhari blames the internet for Nigeria’s security challenges
President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday called for an overhaul of the national strategy on cyber security, urging more emphasis on exploring the internet for economic growth opportunities, enhancement of knowledge and mitigation of crime.
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“I urge the National Security Adviser to continue to coordinate the efforts of all stakeholders to ensure that our Internet and cyberspace are used for the enhancement of national security and economic progression,’’ the President said at the launch of the National Cyber security Policy and Strategy (NCPS) 2021.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), says Nigeria is witnessing a rise in threats posed by cyber criminals, online financial fraudsters, and cyber terrorists.
He also said cyber terrorists are using the internet to cause tension in the country. The president was quoted as saying this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled, “Why we must curb criminalities, use the internet for national security and economic progress, by President Buhari”.