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COVID-19: NITDA DG wants scale up of Tech innovation

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has urged Nigerian technology experts to get ready for new innovations and ideas after the world might have defeated the NOVELLE COVID 19 PANDEMIC.

Mr Inuwa who is also the Chief Information Technology Officer of Nigeria, made this call as a Panelist during the Africa Tech Leaders Webinar Series organised by Digital Jewels with the theme: ‘COVID-19 Pandemic: The Africa Leaders’ Outlook’.

The NITDA DG said that, with all that has happened during Coronavirus scourge, African Countries can still key into technology and digitise its processes which he said will boast the continent’s economy after the Pandemic.

He further noted that Nigeria, through policies and regulations, has already laid a foundation on which digital services can help revive economies that were ravaged by COVID-19 globally.

Mr Inuwa revealed that NITDA, since the outbreak, has come up with different programmes to cushion the effect of COVID-19 especially in Nigeria.

He said, the scourge has completely shattered so many planned events and activities across the globe, but that should not be a yardstick for innovators not coming up with new ideas that will help in reviving Nigeria’s economy.

Africa Tech leaders is an ICT Based organization working with NITDA to harness the potentials of the ICT sector.DANIYAN

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