President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled a committee to coordinate
the activities of computer security centres in the Information and
Communication Technology industry to intercept potential cyber-attacks
during the general election.
The President who was represented by the Minister of Communications
and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, stated that the committee will advise
Federal Government on appropriate measures to take to protect the
country’s cyberspace and ICT infrastructure from potential attacks,
especially during this year’s general election.
According to him, the committee will be led by the Chairman of the
Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Adeolu Akande.
During the inauguration of the committee in Abuja, he stated that with
the increased role of the ICT in online activities, and its crucial role in
the conduct of the elections, the job of the committee will assist the
country in conducting a free, fair, and credible election.