NITDA Director Stresses Collaboration for Nigeria’s Digital Transformation at Global Tech Conference

NITDA Director highlights collective efforts with tech ecosystem for Nigeria’s digital literacy goals and MSME empowerment.

The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has emphasised the crucial role of continuous collaboration with tech ecosystem stakeholders in unlocking the vast potentials of Nigeria’s digital transformation.

Inuwa conveyed this message during his address on “Cooperation for Digital Transformation in Nigeria” on the second day of the Global Technology Africa Conference held in Lekki, Lagos.

According to him, digital transformation lies not in individual achievements but in collective efforts. He reiterated the Nigerian government’s commitment to driving collaborative approach to fulfill its responsibilities to the citizenry.

He said, in partnership with the tech ecosystem, the Federal Government has developed the National Digital Literacy Framework, aiming to build a digitally literate Nigeria where all citizens can enhance their lives and contribute to national development.

We have an ambitious target to achieve 95 per cent digital literacy by 2030, which we aim to implement using the framework. We aspire to provide every Nigerian with access to digital literacy, regardless of their origin.

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director-General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA

Listing the framework’s objectives, including universal access, skills development, workforce readiness, and local content creation, Inuwa emphasised its role in bridging the gender and socio-economic gaps in the country.

Moreover, Inuwa affirmed the government’s commitment to promoting and empowering Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), with a focus on enhancing their digital literacy for everyday business activities.

When we talk about MSMEs, which constitute 80 per cent of the workforce in Nigeria, we want them to be digitally literate, ready to leverage digital technologies for their businesses.

I believe together we can build and shape the future we want to create in Nigeria. When we talk about digital literacy, it’s not just about individual success; it’s about the ecosystem—designing people, processes, and technology to get things done when and how they should be done.

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director-General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA

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