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Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Shuaibu Ibrahim, has warned staff of the organisation against cybercrimes.

He said that indulging in cybercrimes may jeopardize the gains the scheme has made in the deployment of Information Communication Technology solutions in its operations.

The DG gave the warning at a training workshop organised for ICT Desk Officers in 36 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

In a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, the DG noted that the ability of the service corps to keep up with current trends had brought about improvement in the scheme’s operations.

He said the organisation could not afford to take for granted threats such as data breaches, malicious insider activities and account hacking amongst others.

He urged participants at the workshop to work towards the perfection of their official assignments on the e-NYSC platform.

“There is need for you to ensure seamless operations on the platform. There is a constant revolutionary shift in the way the world works, especially with high-speed machines now performing many functions and NYSC cannot afford to be left behind by this fast-moving technology train,” the DG said.

Ibrahim said the scheme has recorded strides through the introduction of biometric verification of corps members which has curbed absenteeism and fraud, online registration for prospective corps members, verification of prospective corps members during registration in camp.

Others, according to the Director-General include; Senate upload module for Corps-Producing institutions, automation of the printing of Certificate of National Service and Exemption Certificates.

The Director, ICT, Mrs. Christy Uba in her address, stated that management of the scheme was committed to keeping ICT Desk Officers abreast of current trends in Information Technology through training.

“This workshop will avail participants the opportunity to discuss the challenges, exchange ideas as well as proffer workable solutions that will enhance effectiveness and productivity,” Uba added.

He added that the workshop is aimed at equipping the Desk Officers with the requisite knowledge for the protection of database, computers, networks, programmes and data from unauthorised access and attacks.

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