The Nigerian and Indian governments  are collaborating to improve digital economy education and knowledge transfer in the ICT industry.

It was revealed in a statement on Thursday by the Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs. Hadiza Umar of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Mr. Kashifu Inuwa, Director General of NITDA in India represented the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani.

The Director General (DG) conversed on several topics with Dr. Madan Tripathi, the Director General of the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT), India. Major issues discussed include computer skills growth, cybersecurity, and transformation.

The DG is hopeful about the partnership. He emphasized how learning from India’s vast skillfulness and proficiency in ICT and the digital industry will advance Nigeria’s ICT business space.

The statement further disclosed that “Leaders from both Nigeria and India emphasized that the partnership was not only about bilateral cooperation but also about contributing to the broader global digital ecosystem. They believed that by joining forces, they could accelerate their respective digital transformations while also playing a more influential role in shaping the global tech space.”

The DG concluded by saying that the country is dedicated to establishing a vibrant digital financial system. He added that the Federal Government of Nigeria is looking at aiding tech development, boosting the country’s ecosystem, and working on global partnerships to speed up evolution in the digital industry.

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