By Temitope Owotoki
Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has appealed to the Federal Government to pay greater attention to cybercrime because of its effect on the economy of the nation.
Mr Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Spokesman, in a statement in Abuja, quoted Magu to have made the call at a town hall meeting in Gombe.
He said that the involvement of unscrupulous Nigerians in cyber fraud was impacting negatively on the country’s image globally and undermining the quest for foreign direct investment.
“Every email sent from Nigeria is being screened before delivery, we are being denied visas to other countries,” he said.
He, however, expressed optimism that the commission’s ongoing collaboration with the Federal Bureau for Investigation (FBI) and other international law enforcement agencies would be sustained. This is as a major step toward addressing the menace of computer-based fraud.