Prof. Isa Ali Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Virtual Financial system, Monday, commissioned the newly-renovated headquarters of the Nationwide Knowledge Era Construction Company (NITDA).
The brand new construction, positioned on Gimbiya Side road, Garki, Abuja, will area a pc emergency reaction and readiness centre; a electronic studio for digital finding out, a electronic convention centre for far off collaboration, among many different electronic amenities.
The Minister described the ability because the endpoint of collective exhausting paintings, including that as a Director-Basic, he attempted to ensure that the entire company used to be reworked.
Consistent with him, beneath him, NITDA began rebuilding, renovating and awarded the initiatives however needed to depart when the initiatives began because of his appointment as a Minister.
“As of late I’m very happy that the DG has finished the initiatives and I should say that it’s extremely commendable,” Pantami mentioned.
The Minister additional recommended Pantami the Director-Basic of the company, pronouncing that President Muhammadu Buhari sends his commendations.
Pantami identified that the undertaking commissioned will spice up Nigeria’s lack of confidence struggle, including that “For those who have a look at the built-in pc emergency reaction and readiness centre, you’ll be able to see that it’s in alignment with the priorities of President Muhammadu Buhari, this is to advertise safety. ”
Additionally, talking on the tournament, the Director-Basic of NITDA, Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi, thanked the Minister and favored his management high quality.
Abdullahi mentioned he’s going to by no means omit the primary time he visited the Minister on this workplace, in October 2016, the primary week after he (Pantami) resumed paintings because the DG NITDA in 2016, consistent with him, the Minister instructed him that the workplace appeared like native govt secretariat and vowed to show it right into a conducive running position.
The DG added, “You began the transformation right away with the reworking of reception, convention room, and DG’s workplace. In 2018, you licensed the design of this picturesque construction. And in 2019, you awarded the contract for the brand new block we name block C and the reworking of all of the construction simply prior to your elevation to HM of the federation.
“Thankfully for us, you had been assigned to oversee our ministry. Your appointment as our supervisory minister provides us braveness and effort to boost up the execution and final touch of the undertaking inside a yr.
“In 2001, NITDA used to be established to put in force the Nationwide IT Coverage, nearly 20 years in the past. Everyone knows that IT has been out of date and developed into electronic. ”
Abdullahi famous that there have been a number of unsuccessful strikes to check the IT coverage prior to now “however coming to the workplace inside 3 months, the HM had get a hold of a brand new coverage, the Nationwide Virtual Financial system coverage for Virtual Nigeria.
He famous that the coverage expanded the company’s mandate and made it obligatory to rebrand in step with the brand new coverage.
The DG famous that the brand new logo is a paradigm shift from IT-centric to digital-centric NITDA and this features a new emblem, new imaginative and prescient, new challenge, and new core values.
The logo intent is to be a game-changer in our tradition, mindset, and public belief of the company. For us to put in force Nationwide Virtual Financial system Coverage, we wish to be a electronic and sensible Company,” the DG mentioned.
The company additionally introduced a brand new emblem all through the commissioning of the ability.