NITDA Trains 100 FPIs on Fundamentals of Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing – TechEconomy Nigeria

The National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA has continued to demonstrate its commitment to the sustainability of a digitally transformed Nigeria by engaging the workforce of various Federal Public Institutions (FPIs) in capacity development programs to create a digitally formidable federal public service in order to achieve a digital Nigeria.

This was revealed at the closing ceremony of a capacity building program organized by NITDA for 100 participants from Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), military and paramilitary agencies who were trained in skills, digital skills, basics of cybersecurity and cloud computing.

In his closing remarks at the event, Kashifu Inuwa, Director General of NITDA, expressed his happiness with the participants for their active participation and contribution to the classroom activities throughout the program while urging them to be good ambassadors of the knowledge gained in their various programmes. organizations.

The Director General represented at the agency, Dr. Othman Abdullah, Acting Director of IT Infrastructure Solutions, stated that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has developed initiatives to ensure that The country’s digital transformation is being achieved.

Echoing the agency’s ambitious goal to achieve 95% digital literacy by 2030The Director General said that digital literacy and skills are a key pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDPES) strategic document launched by the President in 2019.

He said, “For Nigeria to achieve 95% digital literacy by 2030, we need your collective effort to ensure that NDEPS serves as guidelines and guidelines across all our operations in our various workplaces.”

Speaking about NITDA’s efforts on NDEPS implementation, Inuwa stated that the agency has developed the Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP) document 2021-2024 that forms digital knowledge and skills, cybersecurity and emerging technologies as part of the seven pillars it is anchored on.

He added that NITDA has established Digital Transformation Technical Working Groups (DTTWG) at 200 MDAs in the country with the aim of advancing the digital transformation agenda as well as adding value to its operations for the benefit of all Nigerians.

The importance of this program cannot be overemphasized, he concluded, and now that you have been educated, you will be expected to return to your various institutions and implement everything you have learned.

On her part, Dr. Amina Sambo Magaji, Acting Director of the Department of Digital Literacy and Capacity Development, expressed her appreciation to Professor Issa Ali Ibrahim (Bantami) for starting the journey and expressed her gratitude to the Director General of the National Institute for Trade Development (DG NITDA) for creating the enabling environment in this the field. The program is successful.

She congratulated all the participants and urged them to be ambassadors for the program by implementing everything they learned and spreading the program to their colleagues so that citizens can benefit from the benefits of digital technology.