The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) under the leadership of Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, last week gained international recognition for its numerous ICT sector reform initiatives.
A statement signed by Mrs Hadiza Umar, Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations, said the Agency bagged the Nigerian News’ ‘Outstanding Public Institution of the Year 2017’ award in faraway London, United Kingdom.
The statement noted that the award was given in recognition of the Agency’s impactful ICT reforms on the citizenry, educational development, nation building strategies, innovation in the global ICT market, and maintenance of due process and accountability by management and staff.
Similarly, NITDA’s Director General/CEO also bagged the ‘ICT Promoter of the Year 2017’ award, in recognition of his enormous contributions to the ICT revolution in Nigeria, youth empowerment, job creation and good governance initiatives.
The event was held at the Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London as part of the First Anniversary Celebration, Award and Symposiumof‘The Nigerian’, a London based online news portal.
NITDA’s delegation to the event was led by Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantamin, the Director General/CEO. Other dignitaries that graced or are represented at the occasion include Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, Executive Governor, Plateau State; Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, Minister of State, Petroleum Resources; Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Army Staff and Hon. Dr. Sam Ode, former Minister of State for Niger Delta and Board Chairman of The Nigerian.