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‘New services centre will tackle cyber threats on digital infrastructure’

The Federal Government says the newly-inaugurated National Shared Service Centre, (NSSC), will tackle emerging cyber threats on digital infrastructure in Nigeria.

The Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone Limited, Prof. Muhammad Abubakar, stated this while speaking with journalists after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the Centre on Tuesday, in Abuja.

Abubakar said the Agency completed the project with 99% of its internally-generated revenue (IGR), adding that the centre will protect all government digital data from cyber-attacks and foster adequate data storage.

Noting that the Centre became imperative as all government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were digital, he said: “Today’s 4th Industrial-Revolution world of rapid changes is driven by ubiquitous connectivity to the cyber world and advanced digital technologies.

“As the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy said, the entire building was 99% funded by Galaxy Backbone limited internally generated revenue. There was no intervention from anywhere.

“The remaining one per cent is the provision of some equipment. We have a security operation centre inside the newly commissioned NSSC, built mainly to curb cyber threats.

“We have seen a number of emails coming into Galaxy’s network and other government agencies,” he said.

He added that some of the equipment and devices were put in place to ensure that those emails did not threaten the government’s system.

“Nigeria is certainly becoming well-placed to take its pride of place in the emerging digital world,” he said. (NAN)

…the entire building was 99% funded by Galaxy Backbone limited internally generated revenue. There was no intervention from anywhere. The remaining one per cent is the provision of some equipment.

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