NITDA

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) was created in April 2001 to implement the Nigerian Information Technology Policy and co-ordinate general IT development in Nigeria. The agency is empowered by its enabling NITDA Act of 2007 to create framework for the planning, research, development, standardisation, application, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and regulation of Information Technology practices in Nigeria by developing standards guidelines and regulations for that purpose.

Mandate

NITDA’s mandate is quite diverse and vast, focusing the responsibilities of the agency on fostering the development and growth of IT in Nigeria. In an effort towards ensuring that the IT policy’s implementation proceeds with maximum effectiveness, NITDA regulates, monitors, evaluates, and verifies progress on an ongoing basis under the supervision and coordination of the Federal Ministry of Communications.   

Subsidiaries

  1. The Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE)
  2. The Office of Nigerian Content (ONC)

Priorities

  • IT Regulation 
  • Local Content Development & Promotion 
  • Cyber Security 
  • Government Digital Service Promotion 
  • Digital Job Creation 
  • Digital Inclusion 
  • Capacity Building

For more information about NITDA visit: nitda.gov.ng