The interim president, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu urged the federal government to pay more attention to cybercrime because of its effects on the nation’s economy.
EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement in Abuja, quoted the chairman of the commission who made the call at a meeting of the town hall in Gombe on Thursday.
Magu was represented by Michael Wetkast, head of the commission’s Gombe office.
He said that the participation of unscrupulous Nigerians in computer fraud was negatively affecting the country’s global image and was undermining the search for foreign direct investment.
“Every email sent from Nigeria is being screened before delivery, we are being denied visas to other countries,” he said.
He, however, expressed optimism that the commission’s ongoing collaboration with the Federal Bureau for Investigation (FBI) and other international law enforcement agencies would be sustained.