The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FBCS urged IT Stakeholders to always think globally and act locally in the implementation of IT projects, as every terrain has its peculiar challenges.
The DG made this assertion at a break-out session of ‘Smart Technologies and Infrastructure: Communications Technologies, Platforms and Internet of Things, (IoT) Application for the Smart Cities’, which he chaired at the ongoing Smart Cities Summit Nigeria.
The DG cautioned against the replication of technologies seen in other nations before deploying same in the country without taking into consideration the Infrastructural gaps.
Dr Pantami extended a hand of fellowship to all Stakeholders in bridging the Infrastructural gaps so as to provide an enabling environment for the smooth deployment and implementation of Smart Cities in the Country.
Pantami reiterated that the primary responsibility of NITDA is to develop, regulate and deploy IT in Nigeria, adding that “as long as Nigeria’s IT sector is not well regulated, it will be difficult to win the confidence of other nations to invest in the country.”