CYBER SECURITY- DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS NIGERIA CAN’T AFFORD TO BE LEFT BEHIND IN CYBERSPACE DEFENCE.

…..TASKS CHIEF OF DEFENCE SPACE ADMINISTRATION ON CAPABILITIES TO SUPPORT CURRENT MILITARY CAMPAIGNS.
The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi, (rtd) has restated the Federal government’s commitment to the promotion of Cybernetics in National Defence and Security imperatives.

General Magashi stated this when the Management Team of the Defence Space Administration,DSA led by its new Chief of Defence Space Administration, Rear Admiral Nnamdi Anthony Muogilim visited the Ministry of Defence Headquarters, Ship House Abuja on Courtesy call.

He said the Nation’s Cyberspace is sacrosanct, sinquanom and Strategic to National defence and development which must be defended against internal and external infractions.

 The Defence Minister therefore tasked DSA to shore up Defence against modern threats by the Non- State actors which he said are technology driven and advancing geometrically in sophistication and complexity. 

While congratulating the Chief of Defence Space Administration Rear Admiral Muogilim on his well deserved appointment he charged the management of the DSA to be ahead of the adversaries by fortifying the National Cyberspace

He assured the DSA of the support of the Ministry of Defence under his watch and restated the need to strengthen inter – agencies collaboration and cooperation necessary to grow Cyberspace sector.

The Chief of Defence Space Administration Rear Admiral Nnamdi Anthony Muogilim thanked the Minister of Defence for his mentorship in providing strategic direction to emplace DSA that is capable of safeguarding National Cyberspace.

He outlined the new thinkings of the DSA management to grow National Cyberspace in partnership with Strategic Stakeholders in the sector with 60% Civilian Staff and 40% Military Personnel in his Area of Responsibility AoR.
The Chief of Defence Space Administration who was former Director of Communication and Information Technologies Naval Headquarters and former Deputy Director Space Operations at DSA before his new appointment explained Strategies to break new Operational grounds in Cyberspace Defence capabilities especially now that the country is preparing for the 2023 elections.

The Act establishing Defence Space Administration formally known as Defence Space Agency was enacted in 2016 by 8th National Assembly and signed into Law in 2017.
It has the mandate to promote National Security and development, support Military Operations and to improve the Nigerian Armed Forces Cyberspace capabilities.
Signed-
Mohammad Abdulkadri Special Assistant to the Minister of Defence on Media and Publicity.
11th February, 2022

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