Mallam Kashifu-Inuwa-Abdullahi, Director General, NITDA
Mallam Kashifu-Inuwa-Abdullahi, Director General, NITDA

NITDA, NASS, Others Forge Alliance To Sustain Digital Economy

TECHDIGEST – The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has partnered with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) National Assembly (NASS) and Cyber Future Academy (CFA) to ensure Nigeria takes advantage of the paradigm shift in the technological advancement of the nation’s development.

The Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa while giving a keynote address at the Nigeria ICT Week highlighted the Nation’s roadmap to a digital transformation towards achieving a National Social and Economic development.

The event, an initiative of NITDA, NEPC, NASS and CFA had the sector’s key players in attendance to share ideas on how to create viable and comfortable environment for indigenous startups to thrive.

Inuwa, represented by the acting Director of Corporate Planning and Strategy Department, Dr. Aristotle Onumo, stated that the Agency has made a strategic decision in joining the global trend and described the event as a platform for sharing the nation’s digital transformation journey.

“This event very much aligns with our mandate at NITDA, which is to develop and transform the Digital Economy sector of this great nation by setting up the necessary regulatory and governance framework that will stimulate the growth of the Digital Economy ecosystem”, Inuwa noted.

The DG highlighted the Agency’s support for indigenous startups which have contributed largely to the $4 billion generated by the continent’s tech startups in 2021 alone and have caught global attention.

Earlier, the Deputy Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on ICT and Digital Economy, Hon. Solomon Adaelu noted that power is a major impediment to growth in the country and urged participants to come up with solutions leveraging on the distributed ledger that can provide a transparent, efficient and secure power sector.

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