Some selected achievements recorded while a DG/CEO of NITDA:
The Agency refocused its effort on providing better regulation by activating its IT Clearance House status. The regular surveillance activity captured over 300 projects and a total of 800 MDAs and other government establishments, along with 105 Higher Educational Institution to ensure compliance. Over 16 Billion Naira was saved in compliance with the process.
Unprecedented increase in the patronage of locally assembled devices. Records have shown that in 2015, Indigenous Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) sold 98,224 devices in 2015, 154,424 in 2016 and 355,647 in 2017.
Significant Local Content Policy Enforcement on the N-Power Social Investment Scheme of the Federal Government that led to the patronage of indigenous OEMs to the tune of 10.5 billion naira in 3 months.
The Agency’s efforts attracted the establishment of AfriOne as an Indigenous IT company and an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in 2017.
Increased ICT contribution to GDP from 12.43% to 13.63% in the second Quarter of 2018 (in real terms).
Strengthen IT penetration in the country, ICT policies have been developed for the following states: Abia, Bayelsa, Benue, Ebonyi, Enugu, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Niger, Oyo, Osun, Plateau, Sokoto and Yobe.
Over 300 projects were executed around the country. The projects include several Digital Job Creation Centers, Digital Capacity Building Centres, eLearning facilities, Campus Wide Area Network for tertiary institutions and Virtual Libraries to ensure digital inclusion.
Enhanced the provision of the NITDEF Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme by introducing ICT Law and including Lecturers from Tertiary Institutions as beneficiaries of the PhD Scholarship Programme. Also fostered strategic alliance with select public and private universities for in-country programmes.
Hundreds of youths have been trained for in various ICT areas and entrepreneurship for self-employment. This programme coupled with the Agency’s programmes such as StartUp Nigeria, StartUp Friday and StartUp clinic have created several jobs in the country.
Increased cyber security campaign and awareness to mitigate and avoid the risk of huge damage and loss of data in the wake of the rampant WannaCry attack.
Increased hosting of significant Government data in country by several Government Agencies in Galaxy e.g. Budget Information Management System (BIMS), NPOWER portal, FIRS Integrated Tax Administration Systems (ITAS) to local content policy enforcement.