Professor Muhammad Bello Abubakar, Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone Limited, has called for a working relationship and active collaboration between his organization and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the areas of training and cyber security.
He made the statement in Abuja on Monday, while paying a courtesy call to the EFCC Chairman, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, at the Commission’s corporate headquarters.
Abubakar stated that his agency was interested in exploring collaboration opportunities with the EFCC in the areas of cyber security, data storage, and personnel training.
“We give training, particularly Information Communication Technology, ICT, training, which I believe organizations like the EFCC would want to explore to train their personnel to keep them abreast of the current cyber security challenges”, he said.
He congratulated the EFCC on the successes and achievements recorded since the Chairman assumed the leadership of the Commission.
“I will start by congratulating the Chairman on the achievements and the successes he has recorded since his appointment as the Executive Chairman of the Commission.
“It was truly a very wise decision for the government to have a pioneer cadet of the Commission as the head of the EFCC”
Responding, Bawa said the EFCC could not have recorded the referenced successes without leveraging technology in its day-to-day activities, ranging from case file management system, and human resources management to the creation of a corruption reporting application, Eagle Eye App, among others.
“There is no way we can do this kind of job here without leveraging ICT… One of the things that we have done is developing software that could in the long run make us paperless,” he said.
He called for what he described as the creation of an e-governance structure that would ensure that most ministries, departments, and agencies, MDAs, of government are integrated electronically.