Digital identity will ensure effective implementation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), within the stipulated period, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mal. Kashifu Inuwa has posited.
The NITDA DG, who stated this when he hosted the Nigeria Digital ID4D Project Team at the Agency’s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, also added that there is a need for broadband connectivity.
The DG informed the Team that NITDA’s mandate of Developmental Regulation is in line with what ID4D is actually working on, and pledged them the Agency’s unalloyed support.
He acknowledged that collaboration between NITDA and ID4D as well as other relevant partners will always be welcomed with an open arm.
“Anything that has to do with identity, we need it to implement our mandate. Identity is key to Digital Economy. We believe we need each other to succeed, our mandates are interwoven, we need ID to succeed, and you also need us for the ID to be used in Digital Economy,” the DG said.
He also lauded what ID4D is doing, particularly on areas of Developmental Regulation, according to him, it will make an impact on what NITDA is doing, adding that: “These Laws you are trying to help the government agencies to review, will equally help us.”