NITDA to increase efforts to create awareness about cyber security

NITDA will use Cyber Security Awareness Month to spread awareness about the importance of being conscious about Cyber Security.

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will use Cyber Security Awareness Month to spread awareness about the importance of increasing the consciousness for Cyber Security. The international community will celebrate October as cyber security awareness month 2022.

The Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, congratulated Nigerians on the 2022 National Cyber Security Awareness month via a statement. This year, the celebration will be hosted under the theme, “stay protected to stay connected”.


The agency has urged Nigerians to be more conscious of cyber-related crime activities so that the people can ensure their security as individuals, groups and organizations in the cyberspace.

According to the agency, they will use this opportunity to strengthen the call for Nigerians to take steps to enhance their cyberspaces and build formidable firewalls that protect them from possible cyber attacks or bullying.

The director general of NITDA stated that the agency would engage in activities to help Nigerians keep themselves safe and protected in cyberspace.


During his address, the director general also added that he recognized the threats to technology and confidential data in cyberspace. He said that such threats are fast becoming commonplace.

The NITDA Director General expanded upon the issues which the agency would keep their focus on, for the 2022 edition of the Cyber Security Awareness Month.


These areas of focus include:

  • Cyber hygiene on social networking platforms 
  • Instant loan applications, 
  • Ability to identify theft,

Additionally, the agency would hold a grassroots awareness campaign to educate the populace on prevalent cyber threats in Nigeria.

At the same time, the director general confirmed that under his jurisdiction, the agency would also interact with people of different age groups. The NITDA will educate the children about the safest ways to use the internet.

In addition, the agency will also teach the children to avoid harmful exposure and bullying in cyberspace.

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