NITDA partners e-Village to enhance sustainability of Nigeria’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

As a step towards the implementation of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda with a focus on Accelerating Diversification through Industrialisation and Digitisation, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is set to partner with the Entrepreneurship Village (eVillage) in fostering technology innovations and inclusivity in the country.   This was made known when the DG NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa CCIE received the Chief Executive Officer of the eVillage, Sunil Santanam and his team at the corporate headquarters of the agency in Abuja on a visit to seek the Agency’s…

DG reiterates NITDA’s commitment to grow Northern Nigeria’s Tech Ecosystem

In view of the relatively low visibility of the Innovation ecosystem in Northern Nigeria, despite being a region with hub of innovators, creatives, startups and several success stories, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has reiterated the Agency’s commitment to support, and catalyse the emergence/growth of the region’s innovation ecosystem. Inuwa said this while delivering a Keynote Address during a ‘Stakeholders’ Engagement on the State of the Northern Innovation Ecosystem’, which held in Abuja. Describing the event as “‘setting the sense of urgency…

DG NITDA calls for integrating AI in Nigeria’s Security Sector

Dr.Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), emphasized the potential for increased efficiency and effectiveness in Nigeria’s security sector through collaboration between the security industry and the startup ecosystem. Inuwa made these remarks while hosting the Commandant of the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS), Alhaji A. S Adeleke, represented by Deputy Commandant D. E Egbeji. The visit included faculty members and participants of the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC 17) with the theme “Artificial Intelligence, Security, and Emerging Economies in Africa: Challenges and…

IHATCH: DG NITDA asks Japan Govt to leverage Nigeria’s youthful population

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa has called on the government of Japan to leverage on the youthful population through strategic talent partnership that will nurture and build a workforce that can be exported. DG NITDA made this call at the IHATCH Start-up Incubation programme 2nd cohort demo day and 3rd cohort opening ceremony organised by the subsidiary of the agency, Office for Nigerian Digital Innovation (ONDI), in partnership with Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) in Abuja. Inuwa noted that the IHATCH 5-month free intensive…

Digitizing Agricultural sector for Smallholder Farmers ‘ll boost Nigeria’s GDP – DG NITDA

The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa said with the smallholder farmers producing an estimated 90% of the country’s food and contributing 21% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $477 billion, rejuvenating the agricultural sector by digitising all its processes for smallholder farmers through initiatives developed by the government would not only boost productivity but increase the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $67billion. Kashifu Inuwa made this disclosure at the Policy Dialogue session in collaboration with the Office of the Presidency, the…

Blockchain policy adoption ‘ll enhance secured, Transparent Govt Processes – DG NITDA

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa has stated that with the increased distrust in governance in Nigerian with the manipulation government processes by corrupt persons, it has become “highly imperative that Blockchain policy and technology be adopted and implemented by institutions in the country to enhance effective, secure and transparent government processes in other to earn the trust of Nigerians. Inuwa made this known at a seminar organised for Course 32 by the National Defence College, (NDC.) The Participants were drawn from officers in the…

NIJA CHAT: DG NITDA launches APP, describes it as Economy Booster

As the Federal Government of Nigeria continues to support and challenge its teeming youthful population to innovate indigenous solutions that have global impact, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has unveiled the NIJA Chat, a messaging, gaming and lifestyle App which he said will help build public digital infrastructure and boost the Nation’s economy.   Inuwa who disclosed this after unveiling the Nija Chat Application by iCELL in Abuja, said it was a clarion call to all Nigerians both home and the diaspora…

DG NITDA launches female founder training, stresses urgency of digital job creation for women

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa has said that promoting and supporting digital job creation for female folks in the country is a crucial step that would foster inclusivity and bridge the tech gender gap.   Inuwa, represented by Acting Director, Digital Literacy and Capacity Building Department, Dr Amina Magaji-Sambo, stated this at the opening ceremony of the Female Founder Training organised by the Office for Nigerian Digital Innovation (ONDI), a subsidiary of the agency in Abuja.   He noted that the initiative is aimed…

Nigeria’s digital transformation future ‘ll be brighter ,prosperous – DG NITDA

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa has predicted that the Nigeria’s digital transformation future would be “brighter and also offered hope of being prosperous.” The NITDA’s boss expressed this optimism in Lagos while delivering his keynote address titled “Implementing a National Digital Transformation Agenda” at the ongoing Global Tech Africa 2023 with the theme “Facilitating Investments in Africa’s Digital Economy. The conference which provided platform to bring together African and international stakeholders in technology to unlock growth opportunities for all, and build the tech ecosystem…

NYSC AT 50: DG seeks NITDA’s support for new ICT Centre

The NYSC Director General, Brigadier General YD Ahmed has appealed for technical assistance and ICT equipment from the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) for a smooth take-off of the new ICT centre situated at NYSC National Directorate Headquarters in Maitama, Abuja. General Ahmed stated this today when he led some management staff of the Scheme on a courtesy visit to the Director General of NITDA, Malam Kashifu A. Inuwa at his office in Abuja. The DG thanked the agency for its support for the Scheme over the years, especially…