The executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Umar Danbatta, has sought the collaboration of Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, on curbing cybercrimes in the country.
A statement by the Mr. Danbatta’s spokesman, Yakubu Musa, said the NCC boss sought the collaboration on Wednesday when the paid a courtesy on the ICPC chairman, Ekpo Nta.
Mr. Danbatta further expressed the commitment of the NCC towards collaborating with other agencies for the development of the country.
“We solicit for the cooperation of the ICPC in the full implementation of the cybercrime bill, which was signed into law in 2015.
“By so doing, we will have a better understanding of the real situation especially at this time that social media practice and cybercrime are on the upsurge.
“Social media gives practitioners unfettered access to information dissemination but they must do this with responsibility, failing which the ICPC could come in to checkmate cases of abuse as this is a part of the process of fighting corruption.
“The NCC as the regulator of the telecoms industry recognizes the importance of providing an enabling environment for the development of ICT and this can only be achieved if there is renewed and continuous collaboration between sister agencies for the common good of nation building,” Mr. Danbatta said.
Responding, Mr. Nta lauded the strategic vision of the commission as captured in Mr. Danbatta’s 8-Point Agenda.
“I am happy that NCC has developed a 5-year strategic plan. This commission (ICPC) has also put in place a similar strategic plan when we came in,” he added.
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