NCC advocates digital training for EFCC personnel

NCC advocates digital training for EFCC personnel

The Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) has tasked Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on the need for digital training for operatives to distinguish between cyber criminality and genuine cyber business platforms.

The Executive Vice-Chairman, EVC, NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta,
gave the advice at the launch of digital training programmes for Small and Medium Enterprises SMEs owners, in Abuja.

The training programme under the auspices of Digital Academy of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, (SMEDAN), was in collaboration with NCC and Sapphital Learning.

Danbatta acknowledged that there were internet criminals and cyber fraudsters, but that it was necessary the EFCC distinguish legitimate online and internet businesses.

He emphasised that such training would help in order not to infringe into Nigeria’s digital economy.

The NCC Boss represented by the Director of Digital Economy, NCC, Austin Nwaulune expressed excitement over the turn around impact that the training would have on SMEs in Nigeria.

He assured that the NCC would make available digital infrastructures to make SME flourish in all parts of the country.

“The NCC will continue to support initiatives that will bring about diversification of the country’s economy.

The NCC will make available digital infrastructures so that SMEs will flourish in all areas”.

Professor Danbatta also stressed that by so doing more employment opportunities would be created, poverty and societal vices would be reduced to the minimum.

“Employment opportunities will be created, poverty and societal vices will reduce.

I urge all the beneficiaries of this training platform to take advantage of this opportunity,” he said.

He, however, said there were no more borders and boundaries in SMEs in view of the availability of digital platforms and enjoined benefiaries to take maximum advantage of the opportunities.

Contributions of SMEs to GDP
Earlier the Director General of SMEDAN, Dr Dikko Rada, said there were over 41.

1 million SMEs in the country contributing about 7.

64 per cent to Nigeria exports every year.

He added that besides contributing about 49.

8 per cent to nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the SMEs employed 69 million people across the country.


Rada, who was represented by the Director of Enterprises Development and Promotion, Mr Monday Ewans, explained that SMEDAN operates on five different pillars to ensure the growth and development of SME in the country.

He said that the digital training programme was SMEDAN answer to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 Pandemic has helped us to discover that we can sit in the four corners of our comfort zones and operate our various businesses,” he added
A trainee, Ms.

Sarah Onuoha, expressed delight and described the gesture as a great privilege.

“I am looking forward to enlarging my business, marketing strategy and how to make more sales in my business,” she said.

Emmanuel Ukoh
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