The federal government has again intensified its campaigns against cybercrime in an effort to bring safety to the cyber space.
The Solicitor General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mrs Beatrice Jeddy-Agba, stated this while declaring open an awareness walk in Abuja tagged, ‘Don’t fall a victim, Don’t perpetrate”.
Jeddy-Agba, who noted that technology evolves rapidly, however, noted that the complexity and scale of cyber threats have increased, saying there was the need to tackle the dangers that come with the negative impacts of the internet.
She then assured that the knowledge of cybercrimes and the law among the civil servants in Nigeria “will aid the government in its approach to effectively combat cybercrime via an effective implementation of the cybercrime law.
Represented by Mrs Gladys Obagbaro, the SG further underscored the role of information technology in national development, adding that the ministry is taking the lead in building stronger institutions.
“Considering the realities of the Nigerian civil servants and the service as a whole and the need for awareness campaigns to be better targeted and focused on achievable goals by promoting specific attitudes and behaviors.
“The Ministry of Justice in collaboration with other government agencies and Industry stakeholders will continue to sustain the campaign against cybercrime.
“Together, we can build a safer, more secure online environment for ourselves and future generations,” she said.
In her remark, the head of cybercrimes unit, Federal Ministry of Justice, Jamila Akaaga-Ade, explained that campaigns against cybercrime have become imperative due to the massive switchover of government activities and personal dealings to the internet.
“Life is moving into the internet. Before now, you have meetings person to person but now a lot of things moved online and it is even worse post-COVID,” she said.