The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has unveiled a framework that would build a vibrant digital economy and promote smart innovations.
While speaking at the official presentation of the draft policy to stakeholders in Abuja, NITDA Director-General, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, stated that the new plan titled: “Nigeria Smart Initiative Policy Framework” (NSIPF) would ensure that the country leverage technology to grow critical sectors of the economy.
Pantami observed that the world is moving into an internet economy, which poses threat to oil based economy like Nigeria that depend largely on natural resources.
He said Nigeria couldn’t rely on meeting its objectives on sustainable economic development through conventional policies, hence the need for a well thought-out smart policy framework.
He added that the framework would provide a strong foundation for adopting digital-inclined solutions, needed to address the numerous challenges facing the country.