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EFCC Adopts New Strategy To Curb Cybercrime

The Commandant, EFCC Academy, Commander of the EFCC, CE Ayo Olowonihi, has disclosed that the Commission has commenced the process of training cybercrime convicts  to make use of the computer and the internet to earn legitimate income.
Olowonihi,  made the disclosure at a two-day Workshop on Investigation and Enforcement Skills for Effective Regulatory Role for senior personnel of the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.
He said the measure was aimed at curbing the upsurge in cybercrime despite the efforts being made by the Federal Government of Nigeria toward combating economic and financial crimes.
 According to him, “the problem we are dealing with is so huge that we now have parents who take their kids out of formal school and enroll them into internet fraud training centers popularly known as Yahoo-Yahoo school.
The IT Skills that these young men and women have, they just use it negatively so we have got to do a lot of enlightenment and value re-orientation.”
The Director General, National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, in his remark, thanked the Executive Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa for the support being enjoyed by the NBC from the EFCC.
The participants were trained in various aspects of Investigation, Cyber Crime Laws, Public Relations and Fake News Detection, Emotional Intelligence, Alternative Dispute Resolution, NBC Act and case Studies.
Group photograph of participants at the training put together by operatives of EFCC for officials National Broadcast Commission NBC on Wednesday
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