The National information technology agency is a government agency in full charge of Nigeria digital economy.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) was created in April 2001 to implement the Nigerian Information Technology Policy and co-ordinate general IT development in the country.
The National Information Technology Development Act (2007) mandates the agency to create a framework for the planning, research, development, standardization, application, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and regulation of Information Technology practices, activities and systems in Nigeria.
The role of the agency therefore is to develop, regulate and advise on Information technology in the country through regulatory standards, guidelines and policies. Additionally, NITDA is the clearing house for all IT projects and infrastructural development in the country.
It is the prime Agency for e-government implementation, Internet governance and general IT development in Nigeria.
NITDA is poised to actualize its mammoth mandate through strategic and inclusive stakeholder management, local and international partnership and efficient utilization of resources in the interest of Nigeria.
As an apex IT Agency, NITDA create an enabling environment where Nigerians develop, adopt and derive value from digital technology.