The Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has said that regulating indigenous content development and adoption is one of the strategic pillars that is transforming Nigeria’s economy, as well as putting the country on the right track in achieving digital economy.
Abdullahi said this at an online webinar on Local Content Policy in the ICT Sector with the theme: “Local Content Policy in the ICT Sector as key to Achieving Objectives of the Digital Economy in Nigeria” organized by Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in collaboration with NITDA and Speedstar. CITAD was launched by Team Abuja, Nigeria (Cohort 7) in participation with MIT REAP.
“To build a vibrant innovation ecosystem in Nigeria, we have keyed into MIT program call REAP – Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program. REAP is a global capstone initiative that provides opportunity for communities to engage with MIT in an evidence-based and practical approach to strengthen innovation ecosystem. This centre will serve as a platform for the MIT-REAP initiative,” Abdullahi said.
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