The Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mal. Kashifu Inuwa has described the NANONASENI Technology and the NASENI CertVeri System in Nigeria as a timely intervention that will help push Nigeria’s industrial revolution pursuit.
Mal Inuwa gave this description while giving the nod to the collaboration request by the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI); seeking to implement the NANONASENI Technology and the NASENI CertVeri System in Nigeria.
Affirming the Agency’s readiness to collaborate with NASENI, Inuwa commended the organisation for coming up with the two innovative solutions.
According to him, NITDA is empowered by section 6 of its enabling Act to regulate all information Technology matters within the country and is mandated to clear all Information Technology (IT) Projects in line with the policy objectives of the Federal Government toward maximising transparency and accountability in carrying out same by Public Institutions.
“These initiatives are timely and we call for immediate actions in their implementation. So, we are ready to work with you to support you in any way to make sure we achieve this because achieving this initiative to us is like helping us also achieve our mandate,” the DG said.
The proposed Special Purpose Vehicle, SPV company, known as NANONASENI and the NASENI CertVeri System, would lead to revenue generation for the country and boost the sector’s contribution to the Nation’s GDP, among other benefits.
Meanwhile, the Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NASENI, Prof. Mohammed Sani Haruna, has disclosed that the agency intends to initiate, develop, test and launch the NASENI CertVeri System, which he believes would allow the Federal Government to offer Nigerians professional and integrated certificate and document verification services simultaneously anywhere, anytime, and whenever needed; particularly embassies across the globe.
“The purpose of helping other organizations or institutions verify documents and authenticate them for persons in real-time is because it will deploy IoT to eliminate document faking and enhance credibility and authenticity.”
While soliciting for collaboration with NITDA, the EVC said the mission is to critically engage on the needed solutions to problems of internet fraud, cybercrimes, terrorism attacks, insecurity, and certificate forgeries; matters he noted have been challenging, not only in Nigeria but nations around the world.