NITDA presents scorecard to Minister for Communications
The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr. Peter Jack, along with the Management Team of the Agency, has presented a report of NITDA’s activities to the Minister for Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu.
Jack presented the report during the ministerial briefing of the Ministry of Communications, which was held in the Minister’s Conference Room, in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.
After the presentation by Jack, Barrister Shittu lauded NITDA’s projects, and said that he was fully in support of the Agency’s programmes. He also called for a speedy delivery of these plans and initiatives.
Shittu said that the Agency had intensified efforts at delivering its programmes and services, especially to the local communities for empowerment and economic growth of the nation.
IT penetration in the country will make the impact of governance felt among the people, the Minister stated.
He, however, advised that virtual library could be deployed to schools within the shortest time by tasking schools to provide buildings in in which these equipment can be deployed
The Minister demanded a plan for him to visit some of the Rural Information Technology Centres (RITCs). Doing so will enhance the Government’s presence and publicity to the centre.
He stated that NITDA was established by the approval of the National Information Technology Policy in March 2001 by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) while the Enabling Act was passed into law in April 2007.
He reminded Shittu that NITDA was created to set standards, guidelines, regulate, monitor, evaluate and verify progress of Information Technology sector in Nigeria. This responsibility makes NITDA the clearing house of IT products and services in Nigeria.