As part of the process, NITDA will monitor and ensure the capacity development of Nigerians employed by IT Contractors and other Service providers.
He noted that only NITDA registered firms and companies would be recognised as having capabilities for the provision of IT services to Federal MDAs and other government establishments.
Pantami said that all MDAs and other government establishments are advised to consult NITDA before any IT firm is engaged for the purpose of providing IT related services.
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.
He stated Our core strategy is to position NITDA as prime catalyst for national transformation into an ubiquitous society.
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.