The Senate has reiterated its commitment to combat all forms of cybercrime in the country through strategic legislations and collaborations with stakeholders.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan made the commitment at the opening ceremony of the 2021 International Legislative-Stakeholders Conference on Digital Technology and Cybersecurity in Abuja.
Represented by Sen. Hassan Hadejia, Lawan recognised that digital technology has revolutionised human activities, created new patterns and peculiarities.
He noted that cybersecurity issues emerged as by-products of the revolution, resulting in the need to devise ways to mitigate or contain the threats.
He said that “As a result of this, the Senate resolved to address cybercrime through its motion, ‘The Growth of Digital Technology and the Challenge of Cybercrime: Urgent Need to Safeguard the Future of Nigeria’.
He added that “We decided that the committee on ICT and Cybercrime should liaise with stakeholders on how best to protect the future faced with threats of cybersecurity.
Sen. Yakubu Oseni, Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime said the effects of cybercrime was eating deep into the economy of nations globally.