NITDA s Head of Public Affairs, Mrs Hadiza Umar stated that Jack made the assertion in a speech at the global media meeting in Dubai in the UAE, in Abuja on Tuesday.
The NITDA had set up a national Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategic Plan with a timeline of 2010-2015, he explained.
Peter Jack, the director general of NITDA, mentioned that this when he obtained a top management delegation from Accenture led by its country managing director, Mr.
According to him, NITDA had a crucial role to play in the technological transformation of the nation, noting that the agency had been able to contribute tremendously to the national development since its establishment.
She said : "It is in line with this wider picture that the Council considered it appropriate to partner with the foremost public IT organisation, NITDA in seeking to equip information professionals and managers with competencies and skills that will enable them choose and work with free and open source software in their libraries.
Mr Peter Jack, The Director General of NITDA, said the two organizations are seeking Open Source Solutions for enhanced service delivery in the libraries optimistic that if librarians are equipped with relevant IT skills, they would be re-positioned to address some of the issues in the industry and thereby make meaningful contributions to national growth and development.
NITDA is the agency of the Federal Government tasked with the development and regulation of the country's emerging information and communication technology industry for sustainable development.
Receiving the Digital Africa Team during a working visit to NITDA, the Acting Director General of NITDA, Dr.
Ashiru Daura, NITDA
s acting director general, stated that the disclosing of the eNigeria roadmap was the result of last year s conferences and workshops formulated in co-operation with both the public and private stakeholders across the IT industry.