Kashif Inuwa Abdullahi: Nigeria’s ICT Troubleshooter

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By Mohammed Saleh Manzo When it comes to card game, the best is selected. As the cliché goes, “If you want to go fast go alone. But if you want to go far go together.” Mallam Kashif Inuwa Abdullahi (CCIE) – the Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), is a hard-nosed technocrat. A young man full of positive youthful exuberance. He is the J.F. Kennedy of our time; he leads effortlessly. His encompassing quality of leadership makes NITDA work in unison. He carries everyone along. He is a…

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NITDA’s Boss Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi: 365 Days After

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Around 6:20pm on 20thAugust,2019, a breaking news was scrolling on the screens of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA)- Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has been appointed as the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The buzz in IT circles was who is this young man to fit into the massive shoes of Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, his predecessor who was also announced as Minister of Communications on the same day? 365 days after, the facts are now speaking…

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One Year At Nitda; Kashifu As A Vindication Of Youth Execellence In Governance

One Year At Nitda; Kashifu As A Vindication Of Youth Execellence In Governance

By Hashim Suleiman Let me refer to my September 16, 2019 article tagged ‘Pantami, Kashifu and the beauty of vision” where I had identified Kashifu Inuwa as an individual who had understood clearly the vision of Dr Isa Ali Pantami and had equally chosen to fly with it to fruition. It is also a practical knowledge that people could actually be good carriers of vision and supportive but may not make good leaders, however, Mr Kashifu has today proven to be good in both fronts having stayed a year in…

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Reinforcing Nigeria’s digital-first approach for economic prosperity

Nigeria has over the years realized the imperative of using technology to steer economic growths amidst global economic uncertainties and swift move toward automation and waves of digital evolution. As such responsibilities rest on the shoulder of some of its agencies and ministries, observers are particularly interested in the contributions to the agenda by the Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) whose activities and initiatives are here examined by BANJO OLANIRAN The quest for digital transformation is a vital goal for countries across the world and Nigeria, world’s most populous…

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Cyber attacks skyrocket as ICT tools usage improves

Inuwa, Kashifu, NITDA cyber attacks

More cyber attacks are being perpetrated in Nigeria as more people continue to appreciate and adopt ICT tools to go about their businesses after the lockdown and social restriction triggered by Coronavirus pandemic. According to Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the Director General of Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced Nigerians to realize the key values of Information and Communications Technology, especially in closing distances and disseminating information. Abdullahi made this remark at webinar for Nigerian IT & IT Security Community with the theme, “Back To Basics…

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Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi: A Worthy Youth Ambassador in Governance

Inuwa, Kashifu, NITDA cyber attacks

By Comrade Mustapha Ya’uGumel On the 20th August 2019, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE, assumed duty as Director-General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), at a relatively young age of 39.He is one of the few young Nigerians to have that privilege in recent history. I was opportune to pass through the same Secondary School with Kashifu, between 1995 and 1997, having joined the School a year earlier than I did. Science Secondary School Kafin Hausa was and is still ranked as one of the best Science Schools in Jigawa State.…

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