FG Appoints Kashifu Inuwa As New NITDA DG

FG Appoints Kashifu Inuwa As New NITDA DG
August 20
22:04 2019

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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed replacements for Sunday Dare, Sharon Ikeazor, and other heads of government agencies recently listed as ministers.

According to a statement signed by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Adeleke Moronfolu Adewolu was appointed to replace Dare at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

BIOGRAPHY | PROFILE | WIKIPEDIA | STATE OF ORIGIN | WIFE | CHILDREN | AGE OF THE NEW DG, NITDA, MALAM inuwa kashifu ABDULLAHI 

Mr inuwa kashifu Abdullahi, is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT Sloan – trained strategist with 14+ years of experience in IT operations, business transformation and solution architecture, across both private and public sectors. He attended Leadership and Management courses at Harvard University in the USA, University of Cambridge in the UK and IMD Business School in Switzerland.

As the 1st Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in Nigeria’s Public Sector, he is also a certified project manager and Solution architect. With so many professional certifications in networking, telecommunications, service management and Solution design such as: Huawei telecommunications engineer, Cisco design professional, ITIL, Prince2 etc.

Mr inuwa is a graduate of Computer Science from the prestigious Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He was born on 21st February, 1980 and hails from Hadejia Local Gov’t of Jigawa State.

He has worked in Galaxy Backbone as Network Engineer , IP Network Field Engineer, Senior Network & Lead, IP Operations Team, and Senior Solution Architect & Lead, Technical Solution Design Team between 2004 to 2013.

In 2014 he joined Nigeria’s Apex Bank (CBN) as a Technology Architect, where he dedicated his time to developing Technology Architecture Repository that gives 360 view of the Bank’s IT infrastructure and easy decision on new IT investment. He was part of the team that executed software license rationalization which has increased cost savings for the Bank in license annual subscriptions. Mr. inuwa was a key resource in the development of IT standards for the Bank which has reduced mean time to deploy/integrate new system by over 20%. One of his major achievement as a Technology architect was the production of 7 Solution Architectures for critical IT initiatives that helped in achieving cashless society in Nigeria.

He went to NITDA in 2017 as Technical Assistant to the Director General/CEO. Being the IT regulatory body in Nigeria mandated to implement National ICT policy, he;
-Managed execution of strategy which has increased ICT contribution to Nigerian GDP by over 13% in Q2 2018.
• Coordinated Local Content initiatives that has increased ICT local production by over 200% in 2017.
• Overhauled IT clearance process and encouraged shared services among agencies. This has helped Federal Government saved over 16Bn NGN from IT projects.
• Oversaw procurement process that has reduced cost of major projects by over 5% in two consecutive annual procurement cycles.
• Managed project execution that has implemented over 300 IT infrastructure intervention.

Mr. inuwa is a member of both British Computer Society (BCS) and Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) in addition to many memberships to his credit.

He is a recipient of 100 Leading Telecom and ICT Personalities in Nigeria – By Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON).

He is married with children.

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