Hadiza Umar, the Head, Cooperate Affairs and External Relations of NITDA, said this on Wednesday in a statement in Abuja.
A statement by Dr Femi Adeluyi, Technical Assistatnt (Information Technology) to the Minister, said the minister has directed the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), as the Regulator of the Information Technology sector, to engage vigorously with Facebook to understand the processes, level of security, etc of the data of Nigerian users in order to ensure that policies proposed for Nigeria strictly adhere to the provisions of NDPR.
The participants made the observation at the closing of a two-day workshop organised for journalists and social media influencers from the 19 northern states held in Kano.
The CDS, represented by the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Usman, stated this in his closing remarks at the maiden edition of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Challenge 2020 competition on Thursday at Jaji Military Cantonment, Kaduna.
The event will convene policy decision makers, business thought leaders and leading industry professionals as speakers and panelists, who are subject matter experts in digital transformation and financial inclusion, carefully drawn from technology, banking, telecoms and other key sectors of the economy.
The projects include the NCC’s Emergency Communications Centre, Ado-Ekiti; Digital Awareness Programme for Secondary Schools, whose beneficiaries are Methodist Girls’ High School, Yaba, Lagos State and Bishop Okoye Girls’ Secondary School, Ukpor, Anambra State; as well as the School Knowledge Center at Ijaloke Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, executed by the USPF.
The Director-General of National Information Technological Agency, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa, made the disclosure at a Workshop in Commemoration of International Day for Universal Access to Information organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation in collaboration with the UNESCO Regional Office, Abuja.
The DG NITDA, Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi Inuwa, said the agency had proposed state of the art facility for emerging technologies in the areas of networking, research development, information, and communication security.
The quite critical article I did on Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, quickly flashed back to my mind. I had received different comments on the said article, with some friends saying I was not fair to the notable Islamic scholar and digital worldview professional.
Hadiza Umar, Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations of the agency, gave the warning on behalf of the agency in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.
The two Ministerial committees, which are: Completed Projects Review Committee and Committee on Media Engagement in Local Languages, are chaired by Ayuba Shuaibu Executive Secretary, Universal Service Provision Fund, and Dr. Usman Gambo Abdullahi, Director, National Information Technology Development Agency respectively.
Contrary to wide speculation by an online publication that the Nigerian Communications Commission gave N300 million to the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency, the Commission has stated unequivocally that the information was mere falsehood.
The National Information Technology Development Agency says it will investigate the Lagos State Internal Revenue Services and other data controllers for alleged breach of tax payers’ data in the state.
The two-day E-Nigeria Conference 2019, hosted by the NITDA) under the guidance of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy and in collaboration with public and the private sector as well as Non-Governmental Organizations and the academia, focused on digital transformation as a tool for achieving a productive national economy.
Inuwa Kashifu, the Director-General of NITDA, said this on Tuesday in a statement in Abuja while reacting to a publication on: “New NCC Directive will push telecoms to violate the NDPR,” on October 18.
Interestingly, before his appointment, Abdullahi was serving as Technical Assistant to the immediate-past Director-General of the agency, now Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Pantami.
Abdullahi made this known during the staff general meeting held at the agency’s corporate headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.
Titi Akinsomi, the Head of Public Policy Google Nigeria, made the commendation in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria.
Prof. Isa Pantami, the Director-General of the agency, disclosed this at the ongoing 24th Annual Information Technology Professionals Assembly of the Computers Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria in Abuja.
Dr Isa Pantami the Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, made the disclosure at the 9th edition of Startup event for Akwa Ibom youths in Uyo on Saturday.