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FG to unveil measures to strengthen cyber security

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The Federal government will soon unveil measures to strengthen security against cyber attacks in the country.
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu disclosed this yesterday while receiving members of  Chartered Computer Forensics Institute of Nigeria on a courtesy visit to  his office  in Abuja.
Noting the importance of the forensic professionals to the fight against cyber attacks, Onu said: “The establishment of a Chartered Forensic Institute in Nigeria will enable Nigerian professionals to handle forensic investigations rather than foreigners. Forensic technology is another avenue for Nigerian scientists, researchers, innovators and stakeholders in the sector to key in to aid cyber-crime investigations in Nigeria.”
Onu said the Executive Order 5 will enable Nigerian professionals in various fields who have the necessary skills and ability to benefit from a knowledge and innovation driven economy being promoted by the federal government, adding that a committee comprising some specialised agencies of the ministry will be constituted to explore ways of boosting cyber security in the country.
He said, “When forensic security is fully established, there would be job opportunities for the teeming Nigerian youths while the military would also be empowered to counter cyber warfare and other crimes,” he added.
He urged the Forensics body to find ways of deploying made-in Nigeria technology and train Nigerians to handle these products for the development of cyber-security in Nigeria.
Earlier, leader of the delegation, Dr. Peter Olayiwola who is also the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of First Techno-Law Forensics Co. Limited commended  the promotion of a bill to establish Chartered Forensics Institute of Nigeria and seek further collaboration with the ministry on more productive areas.
According to him, the proposed collaboration was for the promotion of job creation in Nigeria.

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