Mr. Emmanuel Edet is currently the Head of Legal Services and Board Matters Unit at the National Information Technology Development Agency. Mr. Edet started his career as a legal practitioner in Lagos and later Jalingo in Taraba State where he became a partner in the law firm of T.Oscar Aorabee & Co. He joined NITDA is 2003 where he has served in various Committees within and outside the Agency. His expertise includes information technology contracting, outsourcing, Internet and electronic commerce issues intellectual property, domain name issues Internet governance. He has served as an online tutor for Diplo Foundation, an Intern at the United Nations Office in Geneva.
He has been involved in pioneering activities in the development of legal and institutional framework for Information Technology in Nigeria. He has participated in various technology initiatives in the areas of cybercrime, banking, policy, development and governance. Born in the South-South Region of Nigeria, Mr. Edet holds a bachelor’s degree in law and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2000. He has additional qualifications in Internet Governance, e-Government Policy and Strategy Development and Cybercrime Investigations and Prosecution. His interest includes technology contracting, outsourcing, Internet Governance, Information Technology policy and strategy development and electronic commerce issues. Mr. Edet also heads the Secretariat that provides services for the Governing board. He is happily married with children.