A substantial investment in digital technologies aimed at fortifying the nation’s economy is needed to propel inclusive access to digital infrastructure and services, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa has said.

While hosting the trio of Ms. Edosio Uyoyo and Traore Toho Syevie, a delegation from the African Development Bank (AfDB) at the Agency’s corporate headquarters in Abuja, Mal. Inuwa noted that such investment would lay the groundwork for Nigeria’s technological advancement.

According to him, ICT is instrumental in creating opportunities, enhancing service delivery, fostering job creation, improving security and revolutionising conventional approaches.

Speaking on NITDA’s commitment to this cause, Inuwa shared plans to construct additional Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) and develop tailored modalities to meet the nation’s requirements, ensuring swift and accessible digital services for citizens nationwide.

Speaking earlier, Ms. Edosio Uyoyo, the Principal ICT and Innovation Expert from the African Development Bank, lauded NITDA’s initiatives and programs across the country, acknowledging their transformative impact on operational efficiency and service delivery.

She disclosed that the Bank has a framework in place, covering the period from 2020 to 2024, and expressed the need for completion reports to guide future initiatives from 2025 to 2029.

“We are here for the completion reports to guide us towards planning for the next initiative of a four-year plan from 2025-2029. We want to know and understand key areas you are focusing on and we need the bank to prioritise support to meet up with ambitious targets at the end of the project time frame” she said.



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