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Pantami Inaugurates Committee on Child Online Protection

In line with the global UNICEF advocacy campaign for Protecting children online, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Nigeria, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has inaugurated the National Committee on the Development of a Unified National Strategy on Child Online Protection (COP) in Nigeria.

The committee has members drawn from the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy; Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development; Federal Ministry of Justice; Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC); National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP); Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON); Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN); and Network Against Scam and Cyber Crime.

The move aimed at developing a National Strategy on Child Online Protection (COP) in Nigeria is in alignment with global best practices as identified by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in a recent policy brief and guidelines issued in 2020.

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