NITDA, Abuja: Collaboration and Inter Agency synergy have been identified as key to growth of IT ecosystem in Nigeria.
This was identified when Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Director General National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) played host to Arc. Yusuf Kazaure, Managing Director/CEO Galaxy Backbone LTD and his management team at the Agency’s Corporate Headquarters in Abuja.
The visit was aimed at strengthening the relationship between both agencies and to build alliance for the deployment of IT across the country.
Pantami pledged the Agency’s support to collaboration, “we cannot do it alone, we need each other to succeed, what is important is not personal credit but interest of the nation”. he said, adding that there is need to ride on each other’s strength, in that NITDA is a regulator and the clearing house for all IT projects in Nigeria, Galaxy Backbone is an operator and service provider to Government.
Arc Kazaure, speaking earlier appreciated NITDA for the active role played in the birth of Galaxy, he solicited for the Agency’s support to restrain MDA’s for building data centres they can not maintain.
“Galaxy has a datacentre that has never been offline since the year 2006, the Infrastructure was built to serve as a shared platform for all MDA’s in Nigeria”. he said
Kazaure called on NITDA to pay a working visit to Galaxy Backbone for tour of facilities.