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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is targeting over 300,000 new jobs in Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is focusing on over 300,000 new jobs within the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) with the launch of the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation 2019 (NDPR).

According to NITDA, about 11 knowledge directors /processors have been licensed, whereas the purposes of 16 others are being processed to make sure that the business function based mostly on worldwide greatest practices and requirements.

Its Director-General, Malam Inuwa Abdullahi, who spoke at a one-day Masterclass on Nigerian Data Protection Regulation for media executives at Top Ranks Hotel Annex, Abuja mentioned knowledge had change into huge enterprise the world over and there may be the necessity to regulate the business for safety, development and growth of the nation.

Represented by the Director e-governance, Dr Vincent Olatunji, he mentioned NITDA is presently creating consciousness on NDPR in order that international our bodies can do ICT-related companies in Nigeria with out concern. He confused that the rules would entice extra international investments into the nation.

He mentioned NITDA is taking proactive steps in its regulatory actions as a result of within the subsequent 10 years, knowledge enterprise and revenues will surpass oil enterprise and revenues as no business would function with out the usage of knowledge.

The NITDA chief mentioned in a associated growth that the company had in previous few years issued totally different regulatory devices to deal with the multi-facetted challenges within the business.

Abdullahi who spoke on the Public Sector Consumer Protection Forum in Abuja famous that the discussion board was to permit stakeholders contribute to draft doc to facilitate profitable implementation.

He mentioned: “The purpose of this discussion board is to current the Framework for Information Technology Service Level Agreement (SLA) for MDAs and a platform the place public sector shoppers and repair suppliers share their challenges and suggest options for data expertise service supply.

” The SLA framework draft doc earlier than our esteemed stakeholders is to your contributions and to hunt your assist for joint and profitable implementation.

“Prior to 2016, the Agency didn’t have any instrument that stipulates a transparent course of for issuance of regulatory devices. A Rulemaking Process Regulation was due to this fact issued on January 25, 2019.

“The rule making process is a subsidiary legislation that provides clear procedure for issuance of the Agency’s regulatory instruments. It involves analytical and critical thinking approach that we are sure if followed will give the country stakeholders’ friendly, developmental and implementable ICT regulations.”

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