The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi, has pointed out that the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation, NDPR, is a safe haven for Nigerians’ personal data.
Abdullahi revealed that the motive behind the agency’s issuance of NDPR was to safeguard people’s right to data privacy, encouraging safe conduct for transactions involving the exchange of personal data, the empowerment of Nigerian companies. to be compliant and competitive globally and create jobs for Nigerians.
He spoke at the 6th Annual Internal Auditors Conference of the Institute of Nigeria, IIAN, on the theme “Agility and Resilience”, which was held on the zoom conference platform.
The conference aimed to prepare participants in internal audits, internal controls, risk management, revenue and government assurance and other business professionals to learn how to take advantage of new technologies and procedures towards updating the goals and objectives of the organization. .
Represented by the Director of E-Government Development and Regulation, Dr. Vincent stated that since the Agency’s creation in 2001, it has played a catalytic role in infusing technology into the nation’s work processes.
He affirmed that the Agency plays a fundamental role in capacity development, the provision of work tools for Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDA.
NDPR was issued on January 25 by the former CEO Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, who is now the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy.