CRACKING DOWN ON CYBERCRIME: NCC-EFCC Partnership Aims To Safeguard The Digital Realm + PHOTOS √√ The Scoper Media

THE Executive Vice Chairman, EVC, of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Dr. Aminu Maida has reiterating the Commission’s commitment in the fight against internet fraud.

He said this in Abuja on Wednesday, 21st February 2024 when he paid a courtesy visit to the corporate headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

He emphasised the NCC’s a longtime partnership with the EFCC in the fight against internet fraud.

Speaking on the purpose of his visit, Maida said he was at the Commission to congratulate the Chairman of the EFCC on his appointment,

The visit is one of those official engagements meant to deepen the conversation and engagement between us”.

He recalled that the EFCC facilitated the forensic training of some of the staff of the NCC maintaining that the inter-relationship between the two Commissions was vital in combating internet fraud.

“Internet crimes are sophisticated and the NCC as a critical partner is always ready to work with the EFCC in any area it could to contribute to the attainment of the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu”, he said.

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ola Olukoyede, however, called for a broad-based collaboration and synergy between the NCC in tackling the menace across the country.

Olukoyede pointed out that fraudsters are employing the internet as a gateway to perpetrate their criminalities and charged the NCC to be firmer in its regulatory works.

“When enforces of the law and regulators collaborate, it will not be business as usual. There is a need for collaboration because crimes are technology- driven”, he said.

He said the collaboration of the two Commissions signaled greater readiness to confront the menace of internet fraud and assured fraudsters that criminality would not be business as usual for them.

Olukoyede stressed that the challenges facing the country are surmountable and called for more commitment towards a corruption-free nation. He enjoined the NCC and internet service providers to monitor the use of the internet more closely to checkmate the activities of fraudsters.

According to him, where stakeholders support and collaborate with the EFCC, the Commission would do its job perfectly.

Source: Political Economist

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