The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has unveiled its collaboration plans with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on National Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) to facilitate secure data exchange across Nigeria.

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This partnership aims to bolster digital identity, strengthen the payment ecosystem, fortify Nigeria’s cyberspace, and enhance digital trust in alignment with NITDA’s Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan 2.0.

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the Director General of NITDA, affirmed this commitment during a recent working visit to Bisoye Coker-Odusote, the Director General of NIMC. Both officials emphasized the necessity of initiatives focused on developing DPI stacks for secure and seamless data exchange, as well as forging partnerships to modernize the national identity system.

In a move to solidify the partnership, a 12-member committee has been established.


Expected to deliver a comprehensive implementation report in the coming weeks, this committee marks a significant stride towards advancing Nigeria’s digital infrastructure and identity management systems.

Abdullahi highlighted the significance of this collaboration, emphasizing that leveraging technology innovation ecosystems, particularly through PKI, would propel Nigeria’s digital transformation agenda forward.

He also shed light on NITDA’s Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan, underscoring the agency’s continuous evolution and recent realignment of its vision and mission to align with industry dynamics.


He elaborated on the pillars of NITDA’s Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP 2024-2027) 2.0, which include fostering digital literacy, cultivating talents, building robust technology research ecosystems, strengthening policy frameworks, promoting inclusive access to digital infrastructure, enhancing cybersecurity and digital trust, nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship, forging strategic partnerships, and cultivating a vibrant organizational culture.

Coker expressed the NIMC’s eagerness to collaborate with NITDA in advancing the digital economy sector, emphasizing the need for inter-agency cooperation to achieve common goals.

She disclosed that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has signed a circular on data integration and harmonization among ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) and on PKI to drive the country’s growth and development.


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