MINISTER DESIGNATE SIGNS REGULATORY INSTRUMENTS INTO LAW

As the countdown begins for the Minister Designate / Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami to join the Federal Executive Council, the charismatic leader today signed 5 Regulatory Instruments into law, which are aimed at moving Nigeria’s IT sector to a greater height.

The Instruments signed into law includes Guidelines for Nigerian Content Development in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as amended; Nigeria e-Government Interoperability Framework (Ne-GIF); Nigeria ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship Vision (NIIEV); Nigeria Cloud Computing Policy (NCCP); and Framework; and Guidelines for ICT Adoption in Tertiary Institutions.

The official signing off ceremony was performed today publicly during the Press Briefing held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, the documents were presented to the public by the Special Guest of Honor, His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nassarawa State.

In the same vein, Indigenous Data Protection Compliance Organisations (DPCOs) were officially presented with their Licenses by the Chief Information Technology Officer of Nigeria, Dr Pantami.

In his remarks, the Minister Designate stated the Regulatory Instruments are not made to stifle ICT development, but rather, they are geared towards the development of ICT and its integration is to implement socio-economic agenda of the government at all levels.

“NITDA as the apex agency responsible for the development and regulation of IT in Nigeria must ensure it walks the talk and build an enabling environment for the growth of ICT industry, pave the way for efficient and sustainable use and adoption of ICT for the development and growth of the country”, he said.

Pantami added that, “I am leaving NITDA better than the way I met it in terms of operational efficiency, visibility and strategic positioning as well as the value NITDA has added to the indigenous ICT industry in the last two and a half years”.

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