February 22, 2024

Chairman House of Reps Commitee on ICT and Cybercrime Hon. Stanley Olajide today moved a motion on the need to curb the leakage of classified information and documents from security agencies.

Olajide, PDP representing Ibadan North West/ South west federal constituency whose motion was seconded by Hon. Eze Nwachukwu said the rate at which classified documents get to the social media is alarming.

While leading the debate, the lawmaker expressed worry at the rate at which classified documents get to the social media, this he stated is dire to the safety of security respondents to cases of insecurity as well as to the compromise of their security operations.

Odidiomo who maintained that “the development is a national issue that deserves urgent intervention however called for forensic investigation into the data storage infrastructure of security agencies.

He also called on the joint House Committees on Defence, Army, Navy, Airforce etc. to work with the relevant security related agencies of government to ensure a non-compromising data storage mechanism for security agencies of the nation is maintained.

The motion was voted on, adopted and referred to the House Committee on National Security Adviser, National Security, Information and Technology as well as that of Defense.

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