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

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 incidents. The efforts of [...]

By | May 21st, 2017|Categories: NITDA News|0 Comments

The Pantami Agenda For Local Content Development: Capacity Building

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 proferring excellent strategies aimed [...]

By | May 20th, 2017|Categories: NITDA News|0 Comments

NITDA Advises MDAs and Others On Ransomware Attacks

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 affected system as well [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: NITDA News|0 Comments

The Pantami Revolution In NITDA

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 determination on the part [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: NITDA News|0 Comments

“ICT, Solution To Unemployment”- Gov. Abubakar, NITDA Assures ICT Support For Bauchi State

Bauchi State Governor, Barrister Muhammed Abubakar said that embracing Information and Communications Technology is the only way out of the present unemployment quagmire the nation is currently facing. He stated this when he led the Management of the Bauchi State Commission for Youths and Women Rehabilitation and Development (BACYWORD) on a working visit to NITDA’s Headquarters, Abuja with a view [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: NITDA News|0 Comments

NITDA, Galaxy Backbone Collaborate To Deepen IT Penetration

Lack of synergy, collaborations and unhealthy rivalry among ICT parastatals under the Ministry of Communications in the past, have been identified as impediments to rapid penetration of ICT in the country. This view was shared by the Chief Executive Officers of the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami and Galaxy Backbone, Mr Yusuf Kazaure when [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: NITDA News|0 Comments