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NITDA calls for contributions to ICT innovation, entrepreneurship vision

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has called for contributions from Information Technology (IT) stakeholders to develop a document on Nigeria Information Communication Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Vision (NIIEV).

Mrs Hadiza Umar, the Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations of NITDA, made this known on Wednesday in Abuja.

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Umar said that NIIEV, launched in 2017, was in line with the development of the agency’s policies and strategies to reposition the country from being a tech-consuming to a tech-producing nation.

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The external relations head added that “to unlock our national potential, NITDA proposes a number of urgent measures to connect, educate and enable digital innovation, hence the birth of NIIEV.

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“NIIEV comprises policy recommendations and incentives on key components for building a tech ecosystem.

“In an effort to enrich the NIIEV document in line with NITDA’s policy of participatory regulation, industry stakeholders and the public are invited to review the document.

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“The agency is working with entrepreneurs, IT hubs and hub networks to review the best practices across Africa and around the world to support digital transformation in Nigeria.”

According to Umar, NIIEV is focusing on digital infrastructure, education reform, skills development, research and development, as well as supporting the ecosystem for innovative entrepreneurship.

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She, therefore, urged stakeholders could make their inputs through the consultation tool at https://niiev.ictinnovation.gov.ng via www.nitda.gov.ng and click important notice via facebookchatbot at http://m.me/ngrinnovation.

According to the NITDA spokesperson, interested stakeholders could send emails to [email protected], while the opportunity for submissions will be open from Nov. 13 to Nov. 27.

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Umar recalled that NITDA in 2017 hosted the maiden edition of the ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship stakeholders meeting, adding that it was result-oriented.

 

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