The deployment of digital technologies is a necessary fundamental tool in the implementation of the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals to make the world a better and safer place, and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is set to train one million developers in various areas of application development over the next eighteen months, in keeping with its usual proactive mode of operation.
According to Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, the Agency’s Director-General, this will be done in conjunction with various players in the ecosystem with the goal of making Nigeria the hub of digital talent in Africa.
The DG, who was represented at the Global Digital Economy Summit organized by the Junior Chamber International Nigeria (JCIN) at D’podium Event Centre in Lagos by Ag. Director of the Agency’s Corporate Planning and Strategy department, Dr. Aristotle Onumo, urged everyone to take advantage of the various opportunities provided by the government.
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While expressing his joy at the event’s topic, ‘Digital Transformation-Defining Our Success Pillars,’ he emphasized that the event’s aim clearly matches with the agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR’s current administration in sustaining Nigeria’s digitization.
“I am indeed delighted with the theme of this summit which aptly captures the main essence of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) and resonates with the goal of our strategic road map and action plan 2021-2024″, he mentioned.
Defining digital transformation as a cultural shift that compels firms to challenge the status quo on a regular basis. The adoption and usage of digital technology, according to Inuwa, would give unprecedented potential for the corporate and governmental sectors to boost productivity and market access.
The NITDA boss stated that the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy and NITDA have designed several programs and initiatives to increase the level of digitisation and digitalisation in public and private institutions, while emphatically stating the Nigerian government’s commitment to the growth of the country’s digital system.
Furthermore, he said that Nigeria’s digital transformation has been hastened by the continuous implementation of the NITDA’s Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan 2021-2024, which was intended to exploit the immense opportunities and growth potentials of the digital tech industry.
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