Monthly Archives: May 2017

NITDA Set to Facilitate Compliance of MDAs with Executive Order on Support for Local Content in IT Procurement

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: NITDA News|

The management of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that the Agency has put measures in place to facilitate compliance with the Executive Order on Support for Local Content in IT Procurement. In compliance with the recent Executive Order no 003 “Support for [...]

NITDA calls for Sustained Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign, as Nigeria largely spared from the Monumental WannaCry Attack

By | May 21st, 2017|Categories: NITDA News|

The management of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Nigerians that the recent WannaCry or WannaCript ransomware attack has been contained and Nigeria was largely spared from the attack due to the massive enlightenment campaign, awareness and proactive measures put in place to swiftly deal with any reported [...]

The Pantami Agenda For Local Content Development: Capacity Building

By | May 20th, 2017|Categories: NITDA News|

BY UWA SULEIMAN The hype about developing indigenous content in Information Technology (IT) has gained momentum in the last few years, with brilliant suggestions from stakeholders. The blueprint is exceptional and is in fact proof, that there is immense potential within our shores. Experts have spent countless hours at various fora, discussing this very topic and [...]

NITDA Advises MDAs and Others On Ransomware Attacks

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: NITDA News|

The management of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Nigerians on the recent cyber-attack that is affecting computers across the world – the ransomeware attack. This attack, known as “WannaCry” or “WannaCrypt”, spreads by itself between computers and does not require human interaction. It restricts access to the [...]

The Pantami Revolution In NITDA

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: NITDA News|

BY UWA SULEIMAN The Nigerian Information Technology industry, is no doubt experiencing a renaissance. A long overdue refocusing, readjustment and a rebirth. The new lease of life is neither an accident nor a passing phase but a conscious effort by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to ensure square pegs are fixed in square holes and a [...]