NITDA, NIMC Collaborate To further strengthen Nigeria’s digital economy

…. Sets up 10 Man Committee

To further strengthen Nigeria’s digital economy in line with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has announced a collaboration on National Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) to enhance and create synergy between digital identity, payment ecosystem, and secure & seemless data exchange capabilities for Nigeria.

During the meeting between the Director-General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, and Director General of NIMC, Engr. Bisoye Coker-Odusote, with some management staff of both organisations, they discussed various initiatives, including building DPI stacks for a secured and seamless data exchange and forming partnerships to transform the national identity system.

The collaboration is also aimed at harnessing the potential of the innovative ecosystem and emphasizing the use of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) to drive digital transformation in Nigeria.

To ensure a smooth implementation, a 12-man committee was set up.

The committee will play a crucial role in kick-starting and harmonising the initiatives.

It is expected to deliver a comprehensive implementation report within the next 4 weeks


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