The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will be hosting an Online Stakeholder Engagement Workshop on the draft “National Outsourcing Strategy for Nigeria 2020-2025”.
The event is scheduled on tomorrow, 28th May, 2020 by 2:00pm via the Microsoft Teams platform. The link is: shorturl.at/mwM69.
The event is opened to all stakeholders including the media. To participate, register at http://shorturl.at/hEORV
The agency has already developed a National Outsourcing Strategy for Nigeria which will form the fulcrum of discussion at the workshop.
According to NITDA, the workshop is part of the efforts to bring “the digital services industry to the forefront of the economic diversification programme of President Muhammad Buhari’s administration.”
The framework, which is currently in draft form, is a follow up to the Nigerian National Outsourcing Policy launched in 2007.
“ With the unveiling of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy by Mr. President in November, 2019, the need for an outsourcing framework to be line with the eighth Pillar on Indigenous Content Promotion and Adoption cannot be overemphasized.
“Furthermore, the framework is in line with government initiatives and priority projects such as the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, enabling e-Government by 2023, lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty and transforming Nigeria to a knowledge-based economy in the wake of the current global pandemic,” said NITDA in a statement issued in Abuja and signed by Head of Corporate Affairs & External Relations Unit, Mrs. Hadiza Umar.
“The framework provides a veritable opportunity for promoting an enabling institutional, legal, regulatory, technological and infrastructural environment for sustainable development and rapid growth of IT enabled outsourcing industry in Nigeria. In order to ensure adequate input from stakeholders, a virtual workshop is being proposed to present the document to stakeholders for their comments and input,” the statement added.