Nigeria to get Cyber Security Commission in December

Nigeria is set to establish a cyber security commission in view of the country’s efforts a fighting criminal acts being perpetrated through the internet.

According to the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Communication (ICT), Dr. Ibrahim Shehu Gusau in an interview at the 5th edition of Project management Conference in Lagos, the country’s proposed cyber security bill will also be signed into laws by November or December this year.

He noted that reports on the bill which specifies laws on cyber crimes related issues and penalties is currently being sent to the senate for concurrent.

Gusau said: “It will interest you to know that we have a cyber security bill that has being passed in fact it is one of the fastest bills that passed through the house processes. It has being passed and it has gone through all the readings and the report is being considered where is going to be sent to the senate for concurrent.”

“I assure you in the next two to three months that bill will be on the table of Mr. President for assent because we have done a very due diligent to that cyber crime security bill where we proposed a cyber security commission to be set up and all the laws that you are talking about and penalties will be speculated in those laws and of course with that in place Nigeria will be safer with regards to the cashless, e-payment and all other platforms that are being used.”