NiRA Receives 300 Complaints on Internet Abuse on .ng Domain Names

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(Last Updated On: 2017-03-17)

Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen

The Nigerian Internet Registration Association ( NiRA) has said that it received over 300 complaints on Internet abuses on ng domain name.

This was part of the highlights at the inaugural meeting of stakeholders with Law Enforcement Agencies convened by the association.

NiRA in the 103 edition of it e-newsletter quoted it President Rev. Sunday Folayan explaining highlighted the rate at which crimes were becoming engrained in the national life, using .ng domain names.

NiRA President highlighted the high rate at which crimes were becoming engrained in the national life, using .ng domain names.

It would be called that in the last edition of the e-newsletter, it was stated that NiRA had taken concrete steps to deal with the menace of abuse within the Internet ecosystem, by creating a desk for dealing with Internet Abuse within the .ng ecosystem.

He said Nigerians have responded positively with varied tales and NIRA has commenced investigations into those cases within its purview.

As part of its efforts, NiRA convened a meeting of representatives of relevant law enforcement agencies (LEA) and stakeholders on the need to collaborate to curtail the menace.

Agencies represented include the Nigeria Police through the Lagos State Police Command, the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Special Fraud Unit, ngCERT, Central Bank of Nigeria Plc, etc.

Participants reviewed the Internal Procedural process developed in-house by NiRA to deal with the incidents of abuses, taking note of the areas of cooperation and collaboration with the various agencies present.

It was a huge success as the law enforcement agencies expressed their willingness to collaborate to tackle the identified abuse in the Internet ecosystem and protect Nigerians.

Henceforth, the group will meet quarterly, having identified other stakeholders whose involvement is crucial to the success of the programme.

 

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