Stakeholder calls for legislation to address cybercrime

Na'ankwat Dariem

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A Stakeholder in the tech ecosystem, Mr Adekunle Banjo has called for legislation to address cybercrime and privacy breaches in Nigeria.

He made the call during the graduation of 143 students in varied information technology-related courses at the Bafuto Institute of Management and Information Technology in Lagos State.

Mr Banjo who is also the Director of Studies at the Institute said, “In a world increasingly defined by technology, we must also acknowledge its dark side.

“The prevalent use of technology for malicious purposes is a concern that cannot be ignored. Cybercrime, misinformation, and privacy breaches are significant challenges that our society faces today. The reason we have chosen to address the negative impact of technology is that we recognize the need to equip our graduates with the awareness and responsibility to use their technological knowledge for the greater good. It is essential to navigate the digital landscape with ethics and integrity, and our graduates are poised to lead the way in this regard.”

Banjo therefore urged the government to give necessary support through legislation, policies and an enabling environment for entrepreneurs to succeed in the economy.

“We also appeal to the government and policymakers to extend their support to small and medium-sized enterprises. These businesses, often started by young entrepreneurs, are essential drivers of economic growth and job creation.” He added.