Home » Security » Federal Defence Space Administration, NCC Seek Technical, Research Partnership
L-R: Major General EG Whyte, Chief of Defence Space Administration of the Federal Defence Space Administration; Engineer Austin Nwaulune, Director Spectrum Administration NCC and Reuben Muoka, Head Public Relations at NCC.

Federal Defence Space Administration, NCC Seek Technical, Research Partnership



Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that it has received a delegation from the National Federal Defence Space Administration in Abuja.

Director Spectrum Administration NCC, Engineer Austin Nwaulune received the team on behalf of the EVC/CEO of NCC, Professor U.G Danbatta on May 10, 2018.

Major General EG Whyte, Chief of Defence Space Administration of the Federal Defence Space Administration stated in his opening remarks that they have come to establish strategic collaboration and partnership with NCC to help in actualising their mandate of developing and operating military space technologies, support the operations of Nigerian Military within and outside the country as well as security through agencies responsible for internal security by the use of information through the satellite and other surveillance channels. He further stated that monitoring cyberspace and curbing the activities of cyber crimes is also one of their key mandates.

Whyte stated that NCC is one of the most important agencies in Nigeria that they must collaborate with apart from the other agencies whose responsibility is to provide intelligence and security services, to help fulfill their mandate.

He calls for collaboration in the areas of helping his agency to have the necessary technical equipment and know how; engage in joint research and development, jointly fight cyber security crimes and tackle problems associated with the wrong use of social media networks which pose great challenge to security, promotes hate speech and violence as has been witnessed in recent times

He also requested that the Commission dedicates a frequency of spectrum for their use and, also get linked to the National satellite in order to access and monitor the activities/ information that passes through the gateway. He also stated that his agency will liaise with the Commission when they want information regarding suspected subscribers lines.

READ ALSO  The Cloud is a Growing Target for Cyberattacks, A New Sophos Survey Finds

In response, Engineer Austin highlighted that some of those demands are already in place, others are not within the purview of the Commission alone and; stated that one of the 8-Points Agenda of the Commission is to form strategic collaboration and partnership with all relevant agencies for the fulfillment of shared objectives / support the fulfillment of another agency’s objectives for the development of the nation.

Furthermore, the Director Spectrum Administration promised to extend the purpose of their visit to Prof. Danbatta.

Share This:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Check Also

Sophos Uncovers New Ransomware Connections

Sophos says it has uncovered new ...

Why We Challenge Data Handlers On Full Compliance – NDPC

NDPC says monitoring is key to ...

Why NDPC Deepens Capacity in Data Journalism – Dr Olatunji

  Advertisement NDPC Chief says journalists ...

QNET Strongly Denounces Scammers and Reaffirms Commitment to Integrity

IT News Nigeria: Advertisement QNET  has ...

Sophos Launches Managed Detection and Response (MDR) for Microsoft Defender

  Advertisement …to Provide a Critical ...

%d bloggers like this:
Skip to toolbar