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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

PIN boss tackles menace of cybercrime

Nigeria’s first Information Technology (IT) youth ambassador and Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), Mr. Gbenga Sesan has been slated to tackle the menace of cybercrime among Nigerian youths at the 2010 Internet Governance billed for Lagos, next month.

Mr. Sesan who disclosing this in Lagos, weekend said that his organization is concerned over the unprecedented increase of Nigerian youths on cybercrime.

He also said that outline of solutions would be proffered at the forum being put together by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Digital Sense Africa (DSA) to sensitize populace in the country.

Additionally, he said, more outcome of the research conducted by PIN would be unveiled at the occasion, and enjoined Nigerians, both old and young to come and learn and know where to join forces in the fight against online crimes in the country.

He maintained that Nigerians are brilliant and energetic set of people that should not allow the negative aspect of technology to take over their thinking cap.

Also affirming this, the acting executive secretary, DSA, Mr. Ray Bankole, said the organization is encouraged to have PIN boss address the forum, especially at the Nigeria Digital Youth segment, which he promises would be interesting.

He also disclosed that the forum is a free entry session, would hold at the Golden Gate Ikoyi, on Friday, April 16.

Equally, he revealed that members of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) have confirmed participation.

Noting that Sesan’s participation would serve as a boost for youths in the country, stressing that as an Ashoka Fellow, he has served on the board of African mentor foundation, African Youth ICT4D network, Alliance of Change Empowerment Speakers, Digital Divide Network, Global Network for Cybersolution to name a few.

Sesan, he pointed, is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University and has served on International Young professional’s Foundation, women’s Technology Empowerment centre and the World Summit Youth Awards among others.

PIN boss, Bankole recalls, has been consulting for international organizations including Microsoft, Harvard University, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and Computer Aid International.


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