National Security

Nigerian Government Highlights Benefits of Newly Commissioned National Shared Services Center

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari commissions National Shared Services Center (NSSC) in Abuja on Tuesday, 20 December 2022.

The Federal Government has commissioned a National Shared Services Center, (NSSC) that will enhance the cybersecurity capacity and tackle the emerging cyber threats on digital infrastructure in Nigeria.

In a media chat after President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the NSSC in Abuja on Tuesday, 20 December 2022, Galaxy Backbone Limited Managing Director, Prof. Muhammad Abubakar, disclosed that the Agency completed the project with 99 per cent of its internally-generated revenue.

Prof. Abubakar said the centre would protect all government digital data from cyberattack and foster adequate data storage.

He also said the centre was imperative as all government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were digital.

According to Abubakar, “today’s 4th Industrial Revolution world of rapid changes is driven by ubiquitous connectivity to the cyberworld and advanced digital technologies.

“As the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy said, the entire building was 99% funded by Galaxy Backbone limited internally generated revenue. There was no intervention from anywhere.

“The remaining one per cent is the provision of some equipment. We have a security operation centre inside the newly commissioned NSSC, built mainly to curb cyber threats.

“We have seen a number of emails coming into Galaxy’s network and other government agencies,” he said.

He added that some of the equipment and devices were put in place to ensure that those emails did not threaten the government’s system.

“Nigeria is certainly becoming well-placed to take its pride of place in the emerging digital world,” he said.