The Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency has said NITDA’s creation symbolised our collective resolve to adopt digital transformation.
This is contained in the executive briefing today by Mr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi at the ongoing celebration of 20th anniversary of NITDA.
“This is a huge milestone for every Nigerian because NITDA’s creation symbolised our resolution to embrace digital transformation. The story of NITDA explains Nigeria’s journey to a digital economy,” he said.
Speaking further, he noted that though NITDA’s journey is slow but quintessential evolution into a Digital Nigeria despite the many daunting challenges we face.
Recalled, NITDA was established in April 2001, to be precise, on the 18th of April 2001, following the Federal Executive Council’s approval of the National Information Technology Policy in March 2001.
Consequently, the National Assembly passed into law the NITDA Act, 2007, which mandates the Agency to regulate, develop, and advise on Information Technology practices in Nigeria.
Ever since, NITDA has been working assiduously to help Nigeria catch the train of the 4th industrial revolution without leaving any sector of the economy behind.
According to Inuwa, the Agency has played critical roles in national development by providing the legal framework for information technology development, pioneering IT developmental projects, facilitating access to information technology goods and services, catalysing job creation and ensuring national security.