President Buhari gives orders to DSS, Police, Army

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) and other Security Agencies, to ensure telecom infrastructures across Nigeria are protected.

This comes after a request made by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ibrahim Pantami.

The Department of State Security (DSS), the Police and the Civil Defence Corps, are also to join in the fight against vandalism.

Uwa Suleiman, Pantami’s media aide in a statement said, ” telecommunication companies should also reciprocate the gesture, by lowering the price of data”.

Uwa also noted that the COVID-19 outbreak has led to a wide use of digital platforms which has subsequently led to an increase in the level of importance of Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) to the sustenance of our economy and the security of the nation.

Part of the statement reads: “The Honourable Minister is delighted to inform stakeholders in the telecommunications industry that, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved and also instructed that necessary physical protective measures be placed to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country”.

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