By Angela Nkwocha
In a bid to actualize the Federal Government’s policy for a digital Nigeria, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami has commissioned a new logo as well as a newly completed Digital Centre thus rebranding the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to align with the National Digital Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria.
Dr. Pantami while unveiling NITDA’s new Logo, Core Values, Vision and Mission Statement; Integrated Computer Emergency Response and Readiness Centre; Digital Studio for Virtual learning and Digital Conference for remote collaboration said, “the reason behind changing the agency’s logo is that the world’s IT has changed from ICT to digital economy. So the current logo encompasses the change”.
Pantami averred that the Computer Emergency Response and Readiness Centre is aimed at enhancing the security of the Nation in line with the current administration’s mandate.
“Today there are many challenges with regards to security based on what is happening online. With CERRC teams we will be able to be the watchdog of the federal government, monitor potential cybercriminals attacks on our country, come up with policies and strategies to prevent our country from the attacks or at least reduce it to the barest minimum,” he added.
On his part the Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa said revealed that the Minister conceptualized all the commissioned projects during his tenure as the Director of the agency.
“The new digital center, houses integrated computer emergency response and readiness center to enhance our national cybersecurity, digital multimedia studio for online digital skills and literacy capacity building, and digital conference room for remote collaboration.
“All these initiatives are in consistent with President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign promises to improve security, diversify economy, and strengthen the fight against corruption.
“This project is in line with the agency’s vision and direction towards facilitating effective service delivery, exclusively in line with the nation’s current drive towards a digital economy”, Inuwa said.