Prof. Umar Danbatta, the executive vice-chairman, EVC of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has said internet users across mobile networks in Nigeria stand at 149.8 million as of August 2020.
Danbatta, who stated this while declaring open the commencement of a series of enlightenment and awareness campaign activities being embarked upon by the commission for this year’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, NCSAM, noted that more users were expected online as services in different sectors of the economy were becoming digitalized.
He stated that the increase in digital financial ”It is not unmindful of those who use the Internet to carry out nefarious and dubious activities in cyberspace, as the commission embarks on various policy initiatives to drive pervasive broadband penetration to achieve increased digital inclusiveness.
“To keep the genuine individual and corporate Internet users safe, the NCC, as the regulator of the telecom sector, annually joins the rest of the world to create a lot of enlightenment around cybercrime in the month of October every year.
”We ensure that consumers are empowered through awareness and sensitization campaigns, by providing information on both the positive and negative potentials available online, and measures required to safeguard themselves and their loved ones,” he added.
He restated the commitment of the commission to continually embark on policy initiatives to enhance online security as well as educate and equip the consumers of telecom services with information they need to be protected online.