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Galaxy Backbone seeks EFCC’s collaboration on cyber security


THE Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone Limited, Muhammad Bello Abubakar, has called for a working relationship and active collaboration between the agency and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in training and cyber security.

Abubakar made the call in Abuja on Monday, March 27, while on a courtesy visit to the EFCC Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa at the Corporate Headquarters of the Commission.

He said the organisation was desirous of exploring possibilities of collaboration with the EFCC in the areas of cyber security, storage of data and personnel training.

“We give training, particularly Information Communication Technology, ICT, training, which I believe organizations like the EFCC would want to explore to train their personnel to keep them abreast of the current cyber security challenges”, he said.
He congratulated the EFCC on the successes and achievements recorded since the Chairman assumed the leadership of the Commission.

“I will start by congratulating the Chairman on the achievements and the successes he has recorded since his appointment as the Executive Chairman of the Commission.

“It was truly a very wise decision for the government to have a pioneer cadet of the Commission as the head of the EFCC,” Abubakar said.

In his response, Bawa said the EFCC could not have recorded the referenced successes without leveraging technology in its daily activities, ranging from case file management system and human resources management to creating a corruption reporting application, Eagle Eye App, among others.

    “There is no way we can do this kind of job here without leveraging ICT… One of the things we have done is developing software that could, in the long run, make us paperless,” he said.

    He called for what he described as the creation of an e-governance structure that would ensure that most ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs, of government are integrated electronically.

    The Federal Government of Nigeria owns 100 per cent of the information and communications technology services business Galaxy Backbone.

    It was created in 2006 to pursue a coordinated and unified strategy for procuring, operating, and using information and communications technology in the Public sector.

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