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IT Explainer: What you need to know about the NITDA

Here's what you should know about the National Information Development Agency (NITDA)

NITDA Logo | Source: NITDA

If you’re Nigerian, you’ve probably heard about or read about the NITDA one too many times and you are probably wondering who they are and what they do. This Inclusion Times Explainer article seeks to break it all down.

Who they are

Currently led by Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi (DG/CEO), the National Information Development Agency (NITDA) is the institution burdened with implementing the national digital economy policy for a digital Nigeria.  It operates under the supervision and coordination of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

What they do

The NITDA’s role is to develop, regulate and advise on Information technology in the country through regulatory standards, guidelines and policies. Additionally, NITDA is the clearing house for all IT projects and infrastructural development in the country.

The NITDA  is also making efforts in digital capacity development, through the award of several scholarships including the NITDA-Coursera. The NITDA is also collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, to execute the 3 Million Technical Talent (3MTT) programme, aimed at building Nigeria’s technical talent backbone to power our digital economy and position Nigeria as a net talent exporter.

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IT Explainer is a publication of that breaks down policies, institutions and digital products in a simple way towards fostering digital literacy in Nigeria.