The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has collaborated with the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to produce and train Information Technology lawyers in the country. The trained lawyers would be empowered to drive the implementation of IT policies in Nigeria.
NITDA is a government agency responsible for the development, implementation and regulation of Information Technology (IT) policies in Nigeria.
According to THISDAY News, NITDA, over the weekend in Lagos, signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, Director-General of NITDA signed the MoU on behalf of the agency while the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, signed on behalf of the institution.
According to the Director-General, “NITDA would be responsible for selection and sponsorship of the IT Law students at the Masters and Doctorate levels, the university would be responsible for the academic training of the selected students on IT Law, ICT Law and Cyber security Law.
“The move became necessary in order to address the shortage of specialized IT Lawyers in the country, who were supposed to implement government policies across the country.”
Pantami noted that NITDA chose UNILAG for the training cause of its well established and sufficient training facilities and manpower. He also added by saying that UNILAG certificates are well respected within and outside Nigeria.
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