Faculty of Military Science and Interdisciplinary Studies Holds Inaugural Public Lecture

The Faculty of Military Science and Interdisciplinary Studies (FMSIS) Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) held her Inaugural Public Lecture titled “Articulating Norms for the Stability of Cyberspace and Artificial Intelligence Utilization in War”.Delivering the public lecture, the Guest Speaker Mr Abdul- Hakeem Ajijola,  Chairman, Cyber Incident Management and Critical Information Protection at Global Forum on Cyber Expertise(GFCE), focused mainly on three aspects of cyberspace: inclusion of cyber security, cyber(e)crime and cyber war.He stated that Nigeria recognizes Cyberspace as the 5th domain of warfare after land, sea, air and outer space. Therefore, he said, the military must build optimal capacity in the cyberspace.Mr Ajijola further advised the military to devise ways to deal with cyber warfare by investing heavily in building systems and human resource development. In his remarks the special guest of honour, Commandant NDA Major General A Oyebade, represented by the Director of Coordination, Commodore CD Okehie, applauded the initiative. He noted that cyberspace is important as an agent of warfare saying there is need to secure the cyberspace.He also added that it is critical to improve the use of cyberspace towards ensuring that Nigeria as a country benefits from its use. The Commandant affirmed that, henceforth, the Academy will organize similar lectures annually in order to draw awareness on the importance of cyberspace security.Earlier in his welcome address, the Academy Provost, AS Nwankwo, represented by the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS), Professor DO Alabi, congratulated everyone for taking out time to attend and urged them to apply the knowledge acquired. He appreciated the Dean of FMSIS, Prof FN Ogwueleka, and the entire staff and cadets for achieving such a great feat.