The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has hosted a digital hangout designed aimed at pushing for value co-creation between the Nigerian Government and its key stakeholders, which include players from the public and private sector of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) .
The digital hangout event which was the initiative of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) which is for the Digital Transformation Technical Working Group (DTTWG) members and the tech ecosystem brought together key players in the industry.
In his opening address, which was delivered by Mr. Bitrus Nabasu, the Minister noted that the hangout would to build the digital transformation of the country taking place through the support of the key stakeholders.
Pantami stated that the success of the digital transformation of Nigeria cannot be done alone by those in government stressing that the government needs the support of those in the ecosystem and that the digital hangout would be a continuous platform of engagement for the stakeholders of the technology ecosystem players.
In his welcome address, the Director General of NITDA, Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, said: “we have achieved another milestone by creating a platform for bringing together the DT-TWG members and the key players in the technology industry.”
“We hope this engagement will foster cooperation between the DTTWGs and technology industry players and provide a platform where experiences, achievements, and challenges will be shared. We are optimistic that this will also be a platform for constructive stakeholders’ inputs and buy-in and ultimately a medium for rights decisions and devising feasible strategies towards improving digital transformation maturity in the public sector,” Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi said.
While appreciating the Minister for his support, he said, “it is my sincere belief that our ability to co-create effectively will enable market-creating innovations that will drastically change the landscape of Government Digital Service (GDS) in Nigeria for the benefit of all.”
In attendance was the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, Mr. Bitrus Nabasu who represented the Minister, Prof Isa Pantami, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, Director of the Korea International Corporation Agency, Mr. Woochang Chang, Chief Executive Officer of MainOne, Funke Opeke and the Managing Director, NigComSat, Dr. Abimbola Alele