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EoDB: NITDA reviews guidelines for registration of ICT Service Providers to MDAs

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director-General of NITDA

*The National Information Technology Development Agency explains the comprehensive review of the Guidelines for Registration of ICT Service Providers/Contractors is designed to streamline the process for the delivery of IT services to Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has stated the Information Technology (IT) sector regulatory agency is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of the Guidelines for Registration of ICT Service Providers/Contractors.

ConsumerConnect reports NITDA disclosed the amendment is designed to streamline the process for the delivery of IT services to Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The agency also noted the guidelines, which were initially issued 2018, had outlined the registration process for indigenous IT service providers that guarantees the delivery of high-quality IT projects to the Federal Government, uphold the highest standards of professionalism in IT services, and nourish the growth of local IT companies, all in adherence to the relevant Presidential Executive Orders (EOs).

Mrs. Hadiza Umar, Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations at NITDA, stated since the issuance of the guidelines, the Agency has identified the need to improve the efficiency in the process of registration, promote indigenous IT service provision, ensure competent vendors are engaged for IT service delivery to Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The agency said: “This is in line with the present administration’s drive to ensure collective prosperity through efficiency and innovation.”

According to NITDA, the review, which will result in the amendment of the guidelines, will create opportunities for more digital services by Nigerian companies while strengthening the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) for IT service providers in the West African country.

The Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations further noted: “It is the desire of NITDA to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that Nigerians benefit from the use of Information Technology to enhance and simplify their daily activities, especially service delivery by government and other institutions.

“In view of this, the Agency kindly invites the public to provide their comments, inputs, and feedback on or before the Sunday 21st January 2024, via this link: https://nitda.gov.ng/draft-regulatory-instruments/.”

 

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