Nigeria accelerates digital economy development – NITDA DG
The theme of the round table was: “Maximize the potential of digital entrepreneurship for youth empowerment and autonomy”.
Inuwa, represented by his special assistant on digital transformation, Dr Aminu Lawal, said that thanks to technological innovations, people have been able to buy and sell products online much faster, making life easier.
By focusing on “Digital revolution accelerated in Nigeria thanks to NITDA mandate”, Inuwa said that the rapid evolution of digital technology has enabled people to access information and, in turn, has led to efficiency and effectiveness in the work environment.
He added that the agency has launched various initiatives aimed at digital entrepreneurship.
According to him, NITDA has trained more than 6,000 young people in digital marketing, content creation, branding and many more.
“Other trainings undertaken include training people living with disabilities, women in ICT and training craftspeople in cell phone repair, all of which aim to teach them how to derive economic value from digital technologies.
“In order to carry out its mandates and objectives as stipulated by the NITDA law of 2007, the agency is guided by its strategic roadmap and its action plan (SRAP) 2021-2024.
“This is in line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for a Digital Nigeria. The PASR is anchored on seven pillars with their respective goals and objectives.
“These are the regulation of development, digital literacy and skills, digital transformation, digital innovation and entrepreneurship, cybersecurity, emerging technologies and the promotion of indigenous content. “ he said.
Inuwa added: “Our achievements include: the publication of several IT development regulations and guidelines, among them the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR), guidelines for the management of personal data by public institutions in Nigeria.
“We also have guidelines for the development of Nigerian content in information and communication technologies, a framework and guidelines for public Internet access, guidelines for the approval of the technology project of the information by public institutions, among others. “
Inuwa added that NITDA has set up IT hubs and digital capacity building centers across the country and provided an enabling environment that has facilitated the establishment of a number of indigenous IT businesses and manufacturers. original equipment.
He said the digital revolution has led to the emergence and evolution of technologies such as computers, cell phones, the World Wide Web, online social networks, virtual communities and many more.
Inuwa believed that the changes brought many benefits and affected the way people consume and use information.
“The digital revolution has led to the digital transformation of processes as well as the incorporation of artificial intelligence into virtually every aspect of our lives, which is also accelerating at a high rate.
“One thing is for sure, there is no turning back now, digital technologies will continue to grow and we will see more technological disruption in the future. ” he said.