Category: NITDA News

Press Release – NITDA Issues Guidelines for the Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions in Nigeria
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Press Release – NITDA Issues Guidelines for the Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions in Nigeria

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in furtherance of its regulatory mandate, issues The Guideline for Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions in Nigeria, 2020. These Guidelines are issued as supplementary regulation to the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR), 2019. The Guideline stipulates the requirements for the processing of personal data by Public...

Press Release – NITDA Advises on the Potentials of Internet of Things (IoT) in Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic As the World Celebrates IoT Day
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Press Release – NITDA Advises on the Potentials of Internet of Things (IoT) in Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic As the World Celebrates IoT Day

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) joins the global community in celebrating the World Internet of Things (IoT) Day. The IoT Council in 2010 set aside the 9th April of every year the World IoT Day. The day is aimed at celebrating IoT advancement and adoption as well as to enable the IoT community, world-wide to...

PRESS RELEASE – Cushioning the Impact of COVID-19 on the Technology & Innovation Ecosystem: DG NITDA Inaugurates Advisory Committee
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PRESS RELEASE – Cushioning the Impact of COVID-19 on the Technology & Innovation Ecosystem: DG NITDA Inaugurates Advisory Committee

The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE, in line with the Agency’s mandate of developing and regulating Information Technology (IT) for sustainable national development, has today, Wednesday 1st April 2020, inaugurated a 10-Member Advisory Committee to advise Government on measures to be taken to cushion the impact of the...

M.A.N. To Leverage on Smart Technology
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M.A.N. To Leverage on Smart Technology

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (M.A.N.) has been told to leverage on smart technology and digital innovation to increase their profitability. The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) gave the advice during a presentation organized by M.A.N. at NAF Centre in Abuja. The DG stressed that with the various opportunities provided...

ICT: A Household Knowledge Everyone Must Have  – DG NITDA
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ICT: A Household Knowledge Everyone Must Have – DG NITDA

In a bid to ensure that Information Communication Technology (ICT) is widely utilized as a key enabler for development in every sector in Nigeria, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) presented a recently developed National ICT Policy document to the Gombe State government. The policy document was presented by the Director General NITDA, Mallam...

Partnership with NITDA will Checkmate the Spread of Fake News on Social Media – DG NYSC
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Partnership with NITDA will Checkmate the Spread of Fake News on Social Media – DG NYSC

The Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Major General Shuaib Ibrahim is of the opinion that a strategic partnership between NYSC and NITDA will bring about a significant drop in the number of Fake News that pervades our social media in Nigeria. “Strengthening this partnership would assist the NYSC to overcome some of the...

NITDA Ranked High in Anti-Corruption Compliance
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NITDA Ranked High in Anti-Corruption Compliance

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Committee of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) has ranked the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) high as one of the best public organizations that has complied with the strategy to fight corruption in governance and service delivery through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Mrs. Fatima Abubakar...

Digital Economy: NITDA, NLRC to partner on lottery, gaming
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Digital Economy: NITDA, NLRC to partner on lottery, gaming

The advancement in Information and Communication Technology which cuts across all sphere of human activities has compelled the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission, (NLRC) to partner on how to advance the regulatory functions of the Commission in order to increase revenue accruable to the government from the lottery...

NITDA, NOA to review MOU to accommodate Digital Economy
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NITDA, NOA to review MOU to accommodate Digital Economy

The National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) and National Orientation Agency, (NOA) have agreed to advance the frontiers of the clauses in the previous Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) that exists between the two agencies. This according to the Director-General of the two Agencies, the emerging nature of Information Communication Technology, (ICT) and the government’s resolve...

Pantami inaugurates NITDA board governing Council
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Pantami inaugurates NITDA board governing Council

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, has charged the newly reconstituted National Information Technology Development Agency’s Governing Board members to equip themselves with the roles expected of them as contained in provisions of the Administrative Guideline of the Federal Government of Nigeria in order to avoid...