The digital media provides a veritable platform to enhance National Security and can be used to gather security intelligence, coordinate activities of security agents, promote social interaction amongst citizens and enhance social harmony, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mal. Kashifu Inuwa.
The NITDA DG, who spoke while delivering a virtual lecture on, “Impact of Digital Media on National Security “at the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information 2021 Media Workshop with the theme: ‘Enhancing Inter-Agency Collaboration in Internal Security Operations: Exploring the Public Relations and Media Perspectives’, also noted that the importance of digital media to human interaction cannot be overemphasized.
“The benefits of digital media remain one of the saving graces of the world when the whole world was locked down. Top digital media companies in the world like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix recorded huge growth and profits while providing different digital services to humanity”, the DG who was represented at the workshop by the Director IT Infrastructure Solutions, Dr Usman Abdullahi Gambo stated.
He argued that the advent of digital media has transformed the way we receive and share contents and information, with significance impact on the way we transmit business and other social interactions.
According to him, the ability to create, share and access digital contents without border has been a significant scientific breakthrough of the century.