National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has kitted staff of the National Traditional Council for Traditional Rulers in Nigeria (NTCRN) on e-Government.
The capacity building on e-Government is in recognition of the significant role of traditional institutions as custodians of cultural values in the country.
“The exercise is being carried out with a view to ensuring successful implementation of the e-Government Master Plan as well as inculcating the use of Information Technology in all government activities,” said Director General of NITDA, Mal. Kashifu Inuwa.
Kashifu who was represented by the Director, Information Technology and Infrastructure Solutions of the Agency, Dr Usman Gambo Abdullahi, noted that the training was aimed at ensuring application of Technology in running government businesses especially in the Post COVID-19 era.
With this engagement of traditional institutions in the country, the impact of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy NDEPS had recorded yet another breakthrough in it’s quest to ensure a Digital Nigeria.
It is also part of NITDA’s resolve to strengthen the policy by engaging the administrators of traditional institutions in the country with digital technology as a platform for stimulating growth.
Declaring the training workshop open, Etsu Nupe and Chairman Coordinating Committee National Council for Traditional Rulers in Nigeria, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar CFR, commended the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy under the able leadership of Prof. Isa Pantami for his resilience and commitment towards making Nigeria a digitally dependent country.
Alhaji Abubakar noted that the giant strides recorded in the sector demonstrates that the country will soon join the league of top economies of the world.
The Director, National Traditional Council for Traditional Rulers in Nigeria, Kasim Yawa, express gratitude to the management of NITDA for acquitting them with rudiments of ICT and benefits derivable from digital economy.