[AfrICANN-discuss] Nigeria - Stakeholders Worry over Non-passage of Cyber Crime Bill

Jean Robert Hountomey - AfricaCERT hrobert at africacert.org
Sat Sep 22 03:15:05 SAST 2012

Stakeholders Worry over Non-passage of Cyber Crime Bill
20 Sep 2012

National Assembly Complex
Amaka Eze

Stakeholders in the information and communications technology (ICT) 
industry have decried the Federal Government’s lack of attention to 
passing an enabling legislature on Nigerians cyber space.

One of them, a member of the Nigerian Cybercrime Working Group (NCWG) 
constituted to draft the first bill on Nigerian Cybercrime Act, in 2004, 
Mr. David Isiavwe, lamented the non-existent of a cyber-law eight years 

While calling on the federal government to speed up the process as it 
seeks to harmonise the bills that had been drafted, Isiavwe said 
everyone who uses the internet is a stakeholder, and must look towards 
having a legislature to protect him.

He said: "Everyone, including the students, employers of labour as well 
as employees in public and private sectors, financial institutions, 
telecoms operators and other organisations in the country must know that 
cybercrime is real, and seek to be protected."

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