NITDA to Undertake Comprehensive Review of Guidelines for Registration of ICT Service for Delivery of Services to MDAs

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Mrs Hadiza Umar, Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, NITDA

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has announced that it is undertaking a comprehensive review of the Guidelines for Registration of ICT Service Providers and Contractors, designed to streamline the process for the delivery of IT services to Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government.

Initially issued in 2018, these guidelines outline the registration process for indigenous IT service providers that guarantee the delivery of high-quality IT projects to the federal government, uphold the highest standards of professionalism in IT services, and nourish the growth of local IT companies, all in adherence to the relevant Presidential Executive Orders.

However, the Agency has identified the need to improve efficiency in the registration process, promote indigenous IT service provision, and ensure competent vendors are engaged for IT service delivery to Nigerian MDAs in line with the present administration’s drive to ensure collective prosperity through efficiency and innovation.

The review, which will result in the amendment of the guidelines, will create opportunities for more digital services to be provided by Nigerian companies while strengthening the ease of doing business for IT service providers.

NITDA says it will collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure that Nigerians benefit from the use of Information Technology to enhance and simplify their daily activities, especially service delivery by government and other institutions.

Given this, members of the public were invited to provide their comments, inputs, and feedback to NITDA.