By Chris Alu
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will host a plenary session during the 2014 Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) Conference.
The 25th National Conference of NCS takes place in Enugu, Enugu State from 23rd to 25th of July 2014. Conference theme is “Building a Knowledge-Based Economy in Nigeria: The Role of Information Technology”.
In what will be a major outing, the agency responsible for fostering the development and growth of IT in Nigeria, will use the session to focus on “NITDA’s Initiative on IT Policy for States of the Federation”.
To be highlighted during the session are issues, challenges and experiences of states that are working with NITDA to develop their IT policies.
In addition to IT policy formulation at the national level, NITDA intends to extend IT development to other tiers of government.
The policy development process is being championed in several Nigerian states in line with the National IT policy and special consideration of the priority areas of the states.