The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mal. Kashifu Inuwa has argued that effective collaborations among the nations in the African continent would build a formidable and greater Information Technology (IT) ecosystem.

The NITDA DG, who stated this while receiving the Ghanian National Information Technology Agency (NITA) delegation led by its Director General, Mr. Richard Okyere Fosu to understudy Nigeria’s IT regulatory instruments, and policy documents and seek possible areas of collaboration, noted that with consideration to the immense natural and human resources inherent in Africa, the continent can leverage to enhance technological advancement.

“No one can succeed in isolation. If we really want to succeed as a continent, we need to collaborate, we need to work together, we need to learn from our experiences and share expertise so that we can work and grow together,” he said.

He stated that the Nigerian government has transcended from enforcing regulations on the ecosystem but has rather identified collaboration as critical, in creating an enabling environment for the ecosystem to thrive and flourish.

While giving assurances of keying into NITDA’s regulatory instruments and implementation of policy documents, Ghanian National Information Technology Agency (NITA), Mr. Richard Okyere Fosu expressed his agency’s commitment to work closely with NITDA in bridging the gaps identified in Ghana and Africa as a whole.

“This is not a one-time visit but we will definitely come back. We have come to learn and hope that we can make the needed impact in Ghana,” he stated.

The NITDA DG then took the Ghanaian delegates on a tour of the agency’s Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (CERRT) unit, describing the visit of the delegation from Ghana as a step in the right direction towards the development of Africa’s IT ecosystem.


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