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Academy Seeks Policy Direction For Nigeria’s Digital Economy



Academy Halogen, a subsidiary of Halogen School of Security Management & Technology, has emphasized the need to create a clear policy direction for Nigeria’s digital economy to facilitate effective cyber security practice.

This is because, in today’s digitised world, cyber security has become a vital component of enterprise risks solution helping organisations to deliver their bottom-line.

Chief operating officer of Academy Halogen, Dr. Wale Adeagbo, echoed the importance of a strong cyber security policy direction at the opening of a policy development session hosted at the Ikeja GRA, Lagos campus of the institution.

Tagged: ‘Digitising Nigeria; A Meeting of Town and Gown,’ the cyber security policy confab was a joint initiative of Academy Halogen and the ICT-Driven Knowledge Park of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU.

The Academy Halogen boss described the cyber security knowledge sharing session between industry experts and thought leaders from the academic community as a gathering meant to “trigger vital public discussion on how best to digitise Nigeria for the benefit of commerce and knowledge management.”

Vice-chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, while delivering his keynote address expressed happiness on the collaboration between his university and Academy Halogen on cyber security knowledge development on one hand and plans to work with Troyka Group on other levels.

He noted that OAU now has a sustainable policy of engaging with the community and organisations within the industry towards producing graduates who are both academically sound and industry savvy.

Ogunbodede further gave assurance that the cyber security learning session is a product of thoughtfulness between OAU and Academy Halogen for the good of Nigeria.

Speaking earlier, Professor Ganiyu Aderounmu, co-centre leader, OAU ICT Driven Knowledge Park noted that the institution was already bridging knowledge gap between the academic and the industry through collaboration with many corporate big players in the ICT and allied sectors for industrial knowledge transfer to graduates.

In his presentation on competencies and requirements in addressing cyber security, Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe, a micro-electronics and medical robotic engineering expert added his scholarly perspective to the cyber security discussion and the need for a robust digital policy direction.



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