Nigeria has joined the sixty-six member Countries of Budapest Convention on Cybercrime to enhance international cooperation .
The National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno retired, who disclosed this in a statement signed by the head, Strategic Communication, Office of the National Security Adviser Zakari Usman said that Nigeria officially ratified its membership on 6th of last Month after five years efforts to fulfill the requirements.
Major General Monguno (RTD) revealed that the development follows the approval of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, on June, 29th of this Year and the signing of the instrument of accession by President Muhammadu Buhari as well as transmission to the council of Europe on July 6 this year.
He said that Nigeria had enacted the Cybercrimes, (Prohibition, Prevention etc) Act 2015 as the legal framework for the condition of criminal activities in the Cyberspace.
According to Major General Monguno (rtd) the act was aimed at guaranteeing, among others, the safe use of the cyberspace and minimize the attendant risks to online platforms and critical infrastructure with consequential negative impact .