National Cybercrime Workshop

ABUJA, 4 DECEMBER 2015 – Nigeria has adopted a multi-stakeholder strategic framework for implementing its national cybersecurity policy in relation to cybercrime. The framework was adopted at a workshop organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) on 2 – 4 December 2015 in Abuja, in collaboration with Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Commonwealth Secretariat

“This national cybercrime workshop provides a unique opportunity for relevant stakeholders in the cyberspace industry to leverage the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation’s competence and experience to design Nigeria’s work of developing human and institutional capacity on cybercrime.” said The Honourable Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications of Nigeria as he addressed some 160 participants from government departments and agencies, fixed and mobile operators, civil society, academic institutions as well as regional organisations, including ECOWAS.

The aims of the workshop were to:

  • increase the awareness of ICT and cyberspace stakeholders on the need and possible strategies for combating and defeating cybercrime in all its ramifications;
  • improve the capacity of relevant ICT and cyberspace stakeholders for the training and support of cybersecurity officials;
  • share cybersecurity best practices from across the globe;
  • build capacity for local law enforcement in cybercrime prevention; and
  • showcase effective strategies for drawing on the telecommunications sector to tackle cybercrime.



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