Kashifu Inuwa, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has outlined the agency’s strategic moves to deepen Nigeria’s information technology sector with a focus on building resilience in the face of challenges.
Inuwa stated this during an event ‘CONNECT THE DOT’S CONFERENCE’, with the Theme ”Igniting Resilience and Empowering Youth”, which was held on Thursday at A- Class Event Centre, Abuja, where he emphasized the need for resilience from all stakeholders in the sector.
He stated that NITDA is working on various initiatives to ensure that the country’s IT industry remains strong and resilient in the face of challenges.
“We must be resilient in the face of challenges, and this is particularly important in the IT industry,” Inuwa said.
“We are working on various initiatives to promote resilience in the sector, including the establishment of IT hubs in universities, and the promotion of local content development.”
He also highlighted the importance of digital transformation in building resilience, stating that NITDA is working to ensure that more Nigerians have access to digital technologies and skills, which will enable them to adapt to the changing digital landscape.
Inuwa’s speech was well received by the audience, with many stakeholders expressing their support for NITDA’s efforts to promote resilience in the IT sector.
He further reiterated the agency’s commitment to building a strong and sustainable IT industry in Nigeria, and pledged to work with relavant bodies towards achieving its goals.
Many other speakers at the event commended NITDA’s giant strides, which they described as a significant step to building resilience in Nigeria’s IT sector, while hoping that the agency’s initiatives will lead to a stronger and more resilient industry in the country.