FG Rebrands NITDA For Digital Nig
By Sarauniya Usman, Abuja
National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has been rebranded to aligned with the National Digital Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria.
Speaking during the official the launch of the National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA Digital Centre Building and new NITDA logo in Abuja, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, digital security was imperative to achieve an efficient digital economy in view of the New norm brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic.
Patami said that the reason behind changing the agency’s logo is that the world’s IT has changed from ICT to digital economy. So the current logo encompasses the change
The centre which is fully equipped to handle emergencies and other concerns was part of the efforts of achieving the focal point of President Buhari which are hinged on security, anti corruption and economic development.
Dr. Pantami who commissioned the agency’s newly completed Digital Centre also unveiled NITDA’s new Logo, Core Values, Vision and Mission Statement; Integrated Computer Emergency Response and Readiness Centre; Digital Studio for Virtual learning and Digital Conference for remote collaboration.
According to Him, the Computer Emergency Response and Readiness Centre was in alignment with the key priority area of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari administration Which is aimed at enhancing the security of the Nation.
He posit, “based on what is happening online,there are many challenges with regards to security but with CERRC teams we will be able to be the watchdog of the federal government, monitor potential cybercriminals attacks on our country, and come up with policies and strategies to prevent our country from the attacks or at least reduce it to the barest minimum”.
The Director General, NITDA, Mr. Kashifu Abdullahi said the new digital centre and integrated computer emergency response and readiness centre was meant to enhance our national cybersecurity, digital multimedia studio for online digital skills, literacy capacity building, and digital conference room for remote collaboration.
He said,NITDA was poised to enhance the digital economy sector as it would check unemployment and poverty in the country.
“All these initiatives is in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign promises to improve security, diversify economy, and strengthen the fight against corruption.
“This project is in line with the agency’s vision and direction towards facilitating effective service delivery, exclusively in line with the nation’s current drive towards a digital economy”, he said.
The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Professor Garba Danbatta, pledged support and cooperation in repositioning the digital economy sector through dedication and focus.