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We will set clear directions for government digital transformation- NITDA


Bukola Afeni

The National Information Technology Development Agency has implemented the Nigeria Government Enterprise Architecture (NGEA), which is meant to set clear directions for Government digital transformation in Nigeria.
The Director-General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi,  made the disclosure at the  12th ISACA Annual Conference.
He added that NITDA implemented the Nigeria Government Enterprise Architecture framework to drive short, medium, and long term digital transformational impact.
He noted that the framework provides direction enabling other government parastatals to easily, quickly, and conveniently execute digital initiatives.
“It also reduces the complexity associated with digital transformation and accelerates adoption across the board. The framework we designed at NITDA is in line with the digital transformation foundation laid by President Muhammadu Buhari. ”
In the same vein, he hinted that the president renamed and expanded the mandate of the  Ministry to cover Digital Economy in October 2019.

The Director-General explained that the framework has two value propositions.
“Firstly to promote one Government digital service, and secondly, to guarantee the autonomy of each Federal Public Institutions (FPIs) to make individual decisions around business processes, digital services, and applications.”

He further added that with the current reality of COVID-19, digital transformation strategy focuses more on how to deliver digital service to Nigerians.
“The strategy depends on existing capabilities as a country to achieve operational excellence in a digital economy.”
“Having understood how important digital capabilities are in driving digital transformation, we have embarked on upskilling and reskilling Nigerians with appropriate knowledge and skills that the necessary building blocks for digital transformation.”



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