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Cyber-security experts, APBN, Fawehinmi congratulate Buhari

By Oludare Richards (Abuja) and Ikechukwu Onyewuchi (Lagos)
10 April 2015   |   11:40 am
THE Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) yesterday expressed its congratulatory regards to Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on his election as the President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
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THE Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN) yesterday expressed its congratulatory regards to Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on his election as the President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In a statement by its President, Remi Afon, the association wished Buhari a successful and productive presidential tenure, urging him to pay attention to cyber security and cyber crime for Nigeria to flourish in an increasingly competitive and globalised world in the 21st century.

The statement said: “In today’s globalised world, creating economic prosperity is intertwined with technological advancement. As Nigeria seeks to take its position in the world economic stage, it must tap into this global technological consciousness in order not to be left behind.

Also, a group, Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN), has congratulated the President-elect, Gen. Buhari, on what it described as “a well-deserved victory” at the last presidential election, and expressed its readiness to offer useful advice to his government.

In a statement signed by its President, Foluso Fasoto, the group said Buhari’s triumph at the polls was a clear testimony of the trust and confidence the Nigerian people have in him as the leader of the “change phenomenon” that has enveloped the country.

It commended the maturity and statesmanship of President Goodluck Jonathan, in ensuring the peaceful conduct of a free and fair election and for humbly accepting defeat at the poll.

Meanwhile, wife of late human rights lawyer and activist, Gani Fawehinmi, Mrs. Ganiat Fawehinmi, has expressed her profound joy for the emergence of Buhari as Nigeria’s president, a feat she said her husband had predicted.

In a statement yesterday, she congratulated Buhari and thanked him for safeguarding the lives of her two sons who were students of Federal Government Colleges in Sokoto and Maiduguri during the Maitasine attacks in the early 1980s.

She stressed that she believed in the competence of Buhari to revamp the economy and ensure that it regains its pride of place as the “Lion of Africa.”

The cyber experts further said: “As cyber security protagonists, the association looks forward to working and collaborating with the incoming government on a range of initiatives and projects, some of which include protecting our security landscape, nurturing new breed of up-and-coming information security professionals for the future, creating information security governance models for government institutions and establishing multi-stakeholder platform between Government, private sectors and academia to achieve Information Security goals where common ground exists.

“We also seize this opportunity to hail the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, for the successful conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections adjudged to be free and fair by the international community, while acknowledging the statesmanship character exhibited by the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan in conceding victory.”