Government appoints Kashifu Abdullahi as new DG NITDA

Na'ankwat Dariem, Abuja

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The Nigerian Government has appointed Mr Kashifu Abdullahi as the new Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations of NITDA , Mrs. Hadiza Umar confirmed the appointment to Voice of Nigeria in Abuja.

Mrs Umar quoted a statement signed by Mr Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, on the new NITDA boss appointment and others.

The appointment of Abdullahi was sequel to the nomination of Dr Isa Pantami, the outgoing Director General of the agency as minister designate by the President.

Abdullahi until his appointment was a principal officer at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) who was on secondment to NITDA as a Technical Assistant to Pantami.

Born on Feb. 21, 1980, Abdullahi is a graduate from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi state and the fifth director general of NITDA.

He, in the past worked with the Galaxy Backbone Limited and has a number of professional certifications.

 

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