The Federal Republic of Nigeria

The Cybercrime Act was enacted into law by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in March, 2015. The objectives of this Act are to:

  • Provide an effective and unified Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Framework for the Prohibition, Prevention, Detection,   Prosecution and Punishment of Cybercrimes in Nigeria;
  • Ensure the protection of Critical National Information 
    Infrastructure; and 
  • Promote Cyber Security and the protection of Computer Systems and Networks, Electronic Communications, Data and Computer Programs, Intellectual Property and Privacy Rights.