Story by By Ibiyemi Mathew
The National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) has inked a partnership with the government of Nassarawa state to build Information Communication technology (ICT) capacity building in the state.
The Executive governor of Nassarawa state, Engineer Abdullahi Sule stated this when he paid a courtesy call on the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency ( NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi,at NITDA’s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja recently.
In his opening remarks, the governor applauded the efforts of the Agency in actualizing its mandates, stating that ICT is one of the fundamental pillars that leads to diversification of the economy.
The Governor stated that his visit was to solicit for partnership in the area of capacity building through ICT for indigenes of Nassarawa State in order to enable them key into information technological skills that will advance the state.
He added that the Government of Nassarawa state has introduced Information and Communication Technology(ICT)into the curriculum of its tertiary and secondary instituions of learning to promote ICT literacy and innovation amongst young individuals.
The Director General of NITDA, Mr. Kashifu Abdullahi while delivering his address stated that,”We are proud to have a governor like you with passion and readiness to work for the growth and development of the country through ICT”.
“We at NITDA normally appreciate any institution doing things in the development of ICT because automatically it is like helping the Agency to achieve its mandate”, he added.
The DG assured that any policy implemented by NITDA is targeted at changing the way things are done for effective and efficient service delivery to the general public.
Inuwa stated that the Agency’s doors are always open for progressive partnerships that will elevate the ICT sector, create jobs and revenue flow for the country. He promised to explore ways of partnership with the state that will ensure mutual benefit.