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NITDA Commits to Digital Innovation in Nigeria

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The National Information Technology Development Agency of Nigeria (NITDA) says it is committed to transforming Nigeria into a digital innovation powerhouse through the implementation of its Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan 2.0.

The agency disclosed on its X platform on Sunday that it held a 2-day retreat for top management staff to facilitate the implementation of the strategic roadmap.

NITDA’s primary objective of the retreat was to digitally empower Nigeria and promote inclusive economic growth, aligning with President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

Kashifu Inuwa, Director General of NITDA, and top and middle management staff were in attendance, brainstorming and alighting innovative ideas to drive the country’s digital transformation.

“This endeavour aligns with the agency’s overarching mission to spearhead Nigeria’s digital transformation agenda, which is closely tied to the eight priority areas outlined in President Bola Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda,” part of the statement read.

According to the agency, its efforts are expected to have a positive impact on the country’s digital landscape, promoting economic growth and empowerment for all Nigerians.

The NITDA Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP 2021–2024) is a comprehensive strategy developed on seven key elements to drive digital transformation and innovation within the country.

The plan also focused on areas such as digitization, capacity building, and the promotion of a digital economy.

The SRAP 2021–2024 was designed to align with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria, which includes pillars like developmental regulation, solid infrastructure, digital literacy, and the promotion of indigenous content.

NTDA, also noted that one of the primary goals of the plan is to achieve 95 percent digital literacy by 2030 and to build the capacity of one million technology developers over the next eighteen months.

 

 

 

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