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NITDA ranks Akwa Ibom, Oyo most digitally compliant  states


The National Information Technology Development Agency has recognized and honored Akwa Ibom and Oyo States as the most digitally compliant states in Nigeria. 

The Director General and Chief Executive Officer of NITDA, Dr Inuwa Abdullahi, reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to implementing the National Digital Economy Policy for Digital Nigeria. 

We are delighted to inform the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State of his nomination for the “Most Digitally Compliant State Award. Your Excellency may be pleased to know that the nomination for the award is due to your excellent strides in the IT industry”, he said.

He also emphasized NITDA’s pivotal role in planning, research, development, standardization, application, coordination, monitoring, evaluation, and regulation of Information Technology practices in the country.

The award was presented at the end of the Digital Nigeria Conference 2023, organized by NITDA on Thursday in Abuja.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Friday, the Senior Special Assistant to Akwa Ibom governor on Research and Documentation, Mr Essien Ndueso, said that the award was a testament to the state’s excellent strides in the IT industry.

He said that the governor’s initiatives in the IT sector had resulted in significant improvements, such as enhanced internet connectivity, the full automation of civil services, a modern state website for citizen engagement, and the use of official government emails.

“These digital advancements allow the governor to sign memos from anywhere, snowballing into the remarkable progress achieved within his first 60 days in office,” Ndueso said.

The Special Assistant to the Governor on Website and Multimedia, Engr Solomon Eyo, dedicated the award to his principal. 

He said the award recognized the governor’s commitment to digital transformation and his vision for a digitally compliant Akwa Ibom State.


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