The Federal Government has stated that the Federal Ministry of Justice is committed to pursuing the amendment of the Cybercrimes Act, which many lawyers, journalists and activists have considered repressive, unconstitutional and illegal.

This was stated today by Head, Cybercrimes Prosecution Unit, Federal Ministry of Justice, Terlumun George Tyendezwa, at a Media Interactive Session on the Constitutionality and Legality of the Cybercrimes Act in Nigeria, organized by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project SERAP in collaboration with the National Endowment for Democracy, NED, USA.

At the Media Interactive Session held in Ikeja, Lagos, Tyendezwa said cybercrimes Act is not perfect.

Earlier at the meeting, a group of lawyers, journalists, activists and other stakeholders unanimously declared the Nigeria’s Cybercrimes Act as repressive, oppressive and unconstitutional.