Minister inaugurates more digital economy projects by NCC, USPF, NITDA

NCC. Danbatta, Pantami, Broadband, Digital Economy

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has commissioned more projects executed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) towards advancing the digital economy vision of the government. The projects include the NCC’s Emergency Communications Centre ((ECC), Ado –Ekiti; the Digital Awareness Programme (DAP) for Secondary Schools, whose beneficiaries are Methodist Girls’ High School, Yaba, Lagos State and Bishop Okoye Girls’ Secondary School, Ukpor, Anambra State; as well as the School Knowledge Center (SKC) at Ijaloke Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, executed by…

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NITDA inaugurates Local Organising Committee for e-Nigeria 2020

NITDA inuagurates Local Organising Committee for e-Nigeria

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has inaugurated the Local Organising Committee, (LOC) for the 13th edition of the e-Nigeria Conference, Exhibitions and Awards, the flagship IT event in the country. The international IT conference, which is scheduled to hold from November 24-26 this year, provides platform for creation of digital awareness, development of appropriate framework and setting of goals to ensure best practices in order to encourage appropriate positioning of Nigeria in the global information society. Inaugurating the committee at the NITDA head office in Abuja, Kashifu Inuwa,…

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One Year of Kashifu at NITDA

Inuwa, Kashifu

By Adamu Usman Garko Leadership is about responsibility. Those who instill hope into our minds and hearts are true heroes and deserve encomium. Conversely, leadership is also a burden. This burden had been bestowed upon Mr. Kashifu Inuwa by the Pacemaker of IT and Digital Economy in Nigeria, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami and indeed he is a round peg in the round hole of NITDA. A year had ticked and results cleared as daylight had attested to the competence of Kashifu; a trait which we presume Pantami saw prior to…

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Kashif Inuwa Abdullahi: Nigeria’s ICT Troubleshooter

NITDA

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

Inuwa, Kashifu

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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Kashifu anchors quick post-pandemic recovery on ICT adoption

Kashifu anchors quick post-pandemic recovery on ICT adoption

Socio-economic recovery form the devastating blow of Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) can only be made possible by massive adoption of information and communications Technology (ICT) solutions across sectors. This assertion was made yesterday by Kashifu Inuwa, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) during an ubiquitous sectoral virtual forum, organized by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON). As one of principal participants at the event, Inuwa stressed that ICT is playing a major role in the global effort at returning to the new normal, explaining that…

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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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