Basil Udotai Esq
Managing Partner, Technology Advisors, LLP
ICT LAWYERS & CONSULTANTS
Basil Udotai, Esq., is the Managing Partner of Technology Advisors and Lead Consultant. He is the immediate past Director of Cybersecurity and the pioneer Head of the Directorate for Cybersecurity, Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), Nigeria. Earlier, Basil had served as Coordinator of the Nigerian Cybercrime Working Group (NCWG) for two years, during which period he implemented elaborate public enlightenment programs on cybercrime and cybersecurity; and embarked on international law enforcement cooperation programs under which he built relationships with the UK Hightech Crime Unit, the US FBI and the US Department of Justice, the South African Prosecution Authority (the Scorpions) as well as Interpol. He initiated the ongoing accession process for Nigeria’s ratification of the Convention on Cybercrime and built several other reciprocal information sharing and law enforcement cooperation platforms for exchanges between Nigerian and international law enforcement organizations.
Mr. Udotai was General Counsel and Legal Adviser of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the Federal institution charged with the responsibility of implementing the National Information Technology (IT) Policy and coordinating the development of IT in Nigeria. In that position, he steered the implementation of the legal aspects of the National IT Policy towards promoting the enactment of laws necessary to create the enabling environment for IT development and growth in Nigeria.
Mr. Udotai obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and also received LL.M from the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium as well as the University of Georgia, USA, in European Union Law and Antitrust Law, respectively.
Mr. Udotai worked in and consulted for a number of law firms in Washington, DC and served for 3 years in the Government of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC where he worked in the area of Technology Contracting; Privacy & Security; Intellectual Property and Internet Law.