Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), Directs Stakeholders on Cybercrime Prohibition Act


The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) has instructed all Law Enforcement Agencies, Regulators, Businesses, and Stakeholders to put in place mechanisms for the full enforcement of the Cybercrime Prohibition Act.

This is to secure Nigeria’s Critical National Information Infrastructure, Counter-terrorism, and Violent Extremism, Strengthen National Security, and protect economic interests.

The Head-Strategic Communications, ONSA, Mr Zakari Mijinyawa, made this known in a statement in Abuja.

He said that the directive was part of the concrete steps being taken to prevent the use of social media and other platforms by terrorists and organised criminal groups.

Mr. Mijinyawa said that Nigeria had in 2022, joined 66 other countries that signed and ratified the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.

The convention was to enhance International Cooperation and provide a common platform and procedural tools for an efficient and safe cyberspace.

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