Good morning fellow Nigerians. You are again welcome to our Rebrand Nigeria Ambassador Series.
Do you know that Africa’s Youngest Expert in Cybersecurity and Telecommunications Law is a Nigerian?
Meet Dr Uchenna Jerome Orji, the Ebonyi born Cyber security and telecommunications law expert.
Dr Orji is a lawyer and researcher with interests in the legal aspects of cybersecurity governance, data protection, and telecommunications regulation.
He obtained an LL.B Honors degree from the University of Nigeria, an LLM degree from the University of Ibadan, with Distinction and specialization in cybersecurity law, and a PhD from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria, with Distinction and specialization in telecommunications law.
Having bagged his PhD at the age of 31, Dr. Orji is one of the youngest persons in Africa with a PhD in law and also the youngest African expert of international repute in cybersecurity and telecommunications law.
He is the author of a number of internationally acknowledged law books some of which are;
Cybersecurity Law and Regulation (Wolf Legal Publishers: The Netherlands, 2012). Telecommunications Law and Regulation in Nigeria (Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 2018).
International Telecommunications Law and Policy (Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 2018).
He also has more than 60 peer-reviewed papers on cybersecurity law, data protection law, telecommunications law and other aspects of law to his name.
He was the recipient of a national award (the Dangote Prize) for the best overall essay in the fourth edition of the Nigerian Ships & Ports National Essay Competition (2010). He is interested in building capacity of students in telecommunications, cybercrime, and data protection law at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Dr. Uchenna Jerome Orji has also been a speaker at several high-level international conferences some of which are the Hague Global Conference on Cyber Space; the NATO CCD COE’s International Conference on Cyber Conflict; and, the Asian Security Conference.
He has also participated as an expert in notable international projects such as the Council of Europe cybercrime@octopus project.
- The commonwealth virtual currency project.
- The Dutch Terres Des Hommes sweetie 2.0 project
- The GSMA E-Health Regulatory framework for Africa project.
Dr Orji was appointed as the resource person of cybersecurity law and policy for the CODESRIA African Cyber Security Institute.
He is a fellow of the African center fro cyber law and cyber crime prevention within the UN African institute of the prevention of crime and treatment of offenders in Kampala, Uganda.
We are proud of Dr Jerome’s achievements and we are honoured to celebratye him today as our Rebrand Nigeria Ambassador.
Nigerians are indeed great people.