Engr. Salisu Kaka

Engr Salisu Kaka is the Acting Director of Digital Economy Development Department (DEDD). Salisu is a motivated professional with decision-making proficiency and extensive IT/ICT project design and management experience. Over the years, he has garnered experience on Policy, Regulation and Governance of IT environment with strong inclination to development of public IT Project design, Governance of Public IT Projects, framework and Guideline for effective Government policy implementation. Having both public and private sectors experience of well over 20 years, couple with academic experience, he has prepared himself well for leadership and top managerial position especially the public space within the IT sector. As a person who thrives in high-pressure and fast-paced situations, he strives for positive results through the application of knowledge and skills capabilities. 

Additionally, he possesses expertise in resource management and an aptitude for optimizing performance and motivating colleagues. In any position, he is able to visualize success and identify innovative and effective strategies for achieving organizational objectives. He has artfully balanced workplace objectives and productive relationships, inspiring strategies and insightful suggestions to achieve a competitive business edge. His leadership, management and planning strengths and style have enabled my professional growth.

Engr. Salisu Kaka was born in Daura, Daura Local Government Area of Katsina State. He had his primary and early secondary education in Daura town. He attended Government Secondary Technical School Mashi, Katsina State for his SSCE examination which he finished in 1989. He gained admission into Bayero University Kano (BUK) and finished with Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering (B.Eng.) in 1997. Went back to the same University for Master Degree in Telecommunication and finished in 2009. His thesis was on KALMAN filter application in Speech Signal Processing (SSP). He is currently a Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) scholar with Walden University Minneapolis, USA. His area of research is on Blockchain technology application in the public sector. 

He started his professional career with Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina State. He lectured on Electronics Engineering, Circuit Theory, and Electrical Services Design in the Electrical Electronics Department of the institution. In the 2000, he was employed by NITEL as Digital Earth Station Satellite Transmission Engineer in the Kaduna International Gateway. He worked for 10 years with NITEL. In 2010 he joined the service of NITDA as Principal Scientific Officer and posted to Department of Technical Services (DTS). The department passed through transformations and is currently the Department of Information Technology Infrastructure Solution (ITIS). Engr Kaka rose through to the rank of Deputy Director. He was transferred to  the Department of e-Government Development and Regulation (eGDR) in 2019. He has been in charge of e-Service Unit as well as Regulation and Licenses Unit while in eGDR until in April 2021 when he was made the acting Director for Digital Economic Development Department (DEDD).