Cybersecurity: Agency Trains Nigerian Journalists On Reportage

An agency under Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Galaxy Backbone (GBB), has organised a training workshop for Journalists in Abuja


According to the Agency, the two-day capacity-building workshop was intended not to only equip the Journalists with the skills required to professionally report the Information Technology world, but to also advance cyber security awareness among vulnerable Nigerians.


The workshop is also under the auspices of the Nigerian Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA)


The Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone, Professor Muhammed Abubakar said, the partnership between the company and the media was a mutually beneficial one, as it helps the GBB push its “Developmental information, especially on Nigeria’s digital economy drive to the public.“


Represented by a Senior Manager in the company, Mr Ifedayo Balogun, the GBB boss was delighted with the depth of knowledge transfer at the workshop.


“You have spent some days here and I am sure you already know some of the things we do and the services we provide, and I can also see a lot of knowledge sharing and transfer, the questions and the answers provided.


I must say thank you very much for your attention and it is believed that this will certainly not be the end of our relationship and partnership as it is just the beginning,“ he said.


The President of NITRA, Abuja Chapter, Mr Blessing Olaifa thanked the GBB MD and its staff for the rare opportunity to be trained.


He said, the training exposed other statutory responsibilities and achievements of GBB which were hitherto hidden because of inadequate publicity, therefore, urged the management of GBB to do more in that regard.


“There is no training in this digital era in ICT that is little, especially from the quantum of knowledge acquisition that has been impacted on us the journalists. For instance, some of the updated modules taught were an eye opener and we are happy about it.


“We have also been made to know other statutory responsibilities which we initially thought was the purview of other agencies.


Mr Olaifa urged the GBB to create more awareness on the services they render especially in actualizing the vision and mission of the Nigerian government’s digital economy road map.


“We were impressed to know what the agency does to stop and mitigate attacks on the cyberspace,“ he added.


Galaxy Backbone provides quality IT infrastructure and shared services for the Nigerian government as well as the private sector.



Source: Voice of Nigeria