Driving the Strategic Expansion of Nigeria’s Digital Space, By Inyene Ibanga

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The SRAP 2021-2024 document is in alignment with the vision of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), earlier developed to enable the Nigerian economy to exploit the abundant growth opportunities that digital technologies offer.

The transformative impact of digital technologies is steadily flowing into other sectors of Nigeria’s economy. Information Technology (IT) has, unarguably, become the lead driver of sustainable economic diversification. 

Stakeholders in the IT sector are focused on expanding the digital space for the economic wellbeing of citizens. But, of course, the journey into a stable digital economy has only just begun to gather steam.

This reality came into sharp focus after President Muhammadu Buhari approved the re-designation of the Ministry of Communications as Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy in October 2019.

Following its rebranding, the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, became the arrowhead of the Digital Nigeria project, under the leadership of Dr. Isa Pantami.

Together with its parastatals/agencies, the Ministry commenced the development of strategies,…

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