was created in April 2001 to implement the Nigerian Information Technology Policy and co-ordinate general IT development in the country.
Our Act (National Information Technology Development Act (2007) mandate us to create a framework for the planning, research, development, standardization, application, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and regulation of Information Technology practices, activities and systems in Nigeria.
Our role therefore is to develop, regulate and advise on Information technology in the country through regulatory standards, guidelines and policies. Additionally, NITDA is the clearing house for all IT projects and infrastructural development in the country. It is the prime Agency for e-government implementation, Internet governance and general IT development in Nigeria.
As the Agency of the Federal Government, saddled with the responsibility of developing and regulating Information Technology in Nigeria, the National Information Technology Development Agency is empowered by its enabling Act to create a framework for the planning, research, development, standardization, application, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and regulation of Information Technology practices in Nigeria by developing standards, guidelines and regulations for that purpose. This piece of legislation provides for the establishment of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to address the breath of its mandates.
Founded: 18 April 2001
Director General: Dr. Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi