NITDA to Unveil a New Management Strategy to Boost Nigeria’s Digital Landscape

The National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) may soon unveil a solid national data exploration and management strategy for the nation’s digital landscape.

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The new strategy we be leveraging other existing national data regulations, guidelines, standards, and policies to develop it.

The Director General of the Agency, Mr. Kashifu Abdullahi, disclosed that the strategy is aimed to achieve three objectives of identifying action items to transform the Nigerian big data landscape and help the government to develop the capabilities required for effective data exploration and management.

Abdullahi who made this known in an opening a remark at the 2nd Nigeria Data Summit held virtually and with the theme: “Leveraging National Data for Nigeria’s Digital Economy Development” said that the second objective of the strategy is to develop a comprehensive and time-bound roadmap of how we are going to explore and manage our big data.

According to him, the objective is also to come up with an execution plan on how to close the gap between where we are currently and where we desire to be in the area of data exploration and management.

He stated that the initiative is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign promise in the area of Security, Economy, and Anti-corruption noting that “If we harness data exploration, it will help us to improve our economy, fight corruption, and insecurity smartly.”

Abdullahi said that the strategy became necessary because of the need to lay a strong foundation for a digital economy saying that data is the primary resource that drives the digital economy.

Isaiah Erhiawarien, Lagos, Nigeria

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