NITDA, SMEDAN sign MoU for Nigeria’s Economy diversification

In a bid to implement the agenda of the present administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Reforming the Economy for Sustained Inclusive Growth by accelerating diversification of the nation’s economy, a Memorandum of Understanding highlighting the pivotal role of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) has been signed by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).   Recognising SMEs as the backbone of the nation’s economic landscape, the MoU was signed with a primary focus on the growth of…

New Portfolio Companies emerge,as NITDA Founder Institute graduates 13 founders from 2023 Startup Accelerator programme

In a move to cultivate talent in Nigeria, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) celebrated the successful conclusion of the NITDA-Founder Institute (FI) 2023 Startup Accelerator Programme, with graduation of 13 outstanding founders who demonstrated exceptional dedication and innovation during the rigorous 14-week accelerator program. The ceremony which was attended by key industry stakeholders, government officials, and tech enthusiasts, emphasized the collaborative efforts between NITDA and Founder Institute in fostering a vibrant tech innovation ecosystem in Nigeria. The Founder Institute, under a contract agreement with NITDA, executed a virtual…

NITDA, VON strengthen partnership to tackle fake news, enhance Digital Literacy for National stability

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has further strengthened its partnership with the Voice Of Nigeria VON in projecting the agenda of the present administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of reforming the economy for sustained inclusive growth by leveraging on digital literacy and cultivating talent growth of its citizens by mitigating disinformation and misinformation that could pose a threat to national economic stability. This was made known when the NITDA DG, Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, and his management team played host to a delegation from VON led by its…

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…

JUST IN: De Lorenzo SpA donates 1000 E-Learning Solutions to NITDA

De Lorenzo SpA, a leading Italian company specialised in the design, development and production of technical and vocational training didactic equipment in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Machine Automation, Process Control, and Factory Automation, has made a substantial donation to The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).   In a formal attestation of the donation, Mr. Luciano Prosperi, President of De Lorenzo SpA, confirmed that the company will be contributing one thousand (1000) E-Learning Solutions, specifically designed by De Lorenzo, to NITDA. This significant donation aimed to bolster the…