The Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Mal. Kashifu Inuwa has explained that all the regulations being put out by the agency are not efforts to stifle innovation.
Rather, they are being implemented to level the field for innovations to thrive in an IT dynamic market.
“NITDA’s regulation is not to stifle innovation or to be a constraint to businesses but to level the field for innovations to thrive,” Inuwa said while receiving the Managing Director/CEO of AIRTEL Nigeria Mr. Surendran Chemmenkotil and his management team on a courtesy visit to the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
He argued that the government’s role in business is to intervene in terms of policy, infrastructure in the unserved and underserved communities.
“We all know the key role data plays today and what is happening globally around the campaign on data privacy, surveillance capitalism and so on,” he added, stressing that it is not only about collecting the data but how it is utilised matter the most.