The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (Naccima) has concluded plans to train 100 youths on cyber security as part of its social responsibility programme in the country.
Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, National president, Naccima, explained that this endeavour is meant to support the First Lady, Her Excellency Dame Patience Jonathan in her commitment to ensuring a safer online environment for children and young people.
As the foremost Business Association in the country and in pursuance of its support of the Federal Government’s Transformation Agenda on information and communication technology (ICT), Naccima has decided to lend its weight to this laudable project.
“As businesses increasingly rely on new internal technologies to remain competitive within local and global market place, they are also becoming more susceptible to cyber crime attack” said Abubakar.
He noted that cyber crime can have devastating impact on businesses, which often lack in-house technical expertise to quickly recover from the attack.
Naccima boss also believes that the success of the training programme for youths will be another step towards economic transformation of Nigeria as the younger generation would not be distracted by threats associated with ICT but rather they would be able to direct their strength towards the building up of entrepreneurial skills.
He said this will surely empower them to be creator of jobs and wealth in furtherance of poverty reduction in Nigeria and globally.
The Association has concluded plans to embark on reciprocal trade mission to Tokyo, Japan. The 35 man delegation drawn from member chambers Commerce across the country will be led by its president
The main focus of the trade mission will be amongst others on Agriculture and equipment, manufacturing, construction, partnership and joint venture.
Activities scheduled for the programme are: Business meeting (B2B), factory visits and presentation “Nigerian Economy and business trends from private section’s perspective” “while the high point will be the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Naccima and Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI)
The proposed MoU is to foster closer cooperation between members of the two organizations and private sector operators of both countries at large.
It will be recalled that not less than 24 firms from Japan visited Nigeria recently on trade mission and with a view to harness investment opportunities in the country.
The delegation is scheduled to leave the shores of the country on October 6, 2013 and will be hosted by the Nigerian Embassy in Tokyo and Japan Chamber of commerce & Industry (JCCI).
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