The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has reiterated that the eGovernance capacity building program for public office holders at the national level should extend to the state level.
This is a deliberate plan that state governments can key into in order to streamline governmental operation and avoid unnecessary bureaucracy in our system of governance.
The Director-General represented by Director IT Infrastructure Solutions, Dr. Usman Gambo Abdullahi made the declaration in his charge during a courtesy visit to the Agency by a delegation from Kogi State led by the Technical Assistant to the Governor on Private Sector and Digital Economy Mr. Anthony Edogbor.
The essence of the visit was to solicit for NITDA’s support in the areas of eGovernance, data-driven farming, educational technology, digital finance services, skills development, etc.
Dr. Abdullahi revealed that recently the Agency was in the state as part of the artisan training, to train and empower the youths of the state as part of NITDA’s intervention program.
According to him, the Agency has a number of intervention projects in different states of the country, he, therefore, implore Nigerians to go round and maximize these infrastructures.
“As the Agency has deployed a number of interventions but the infrastructures need to be sustained. What we value most is to ensure that whatever is deployed is maximally used and sustained. This is the hallmark of responsible leadership”, he said.
Dr. Abdullahi gave the assurance that the country through the agencies will do all at her disposal to render more of such assistance to the states as far they are prepared to further the idea of Digital Nigeria.
Featured Image: Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, DG, NITDA
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