Friday, January 27, 2023

NITDA Clinches Award For Social Media Mgt  

NITDA Army Award
L-R: The head, corporate affairs and external relations, National Information Technology Development Agency, Mrs. Hadiza Umar receiving the award on behalf of the agency from the director, defence information, Maj. Gen. Jimmy Akpor during the ceremony in Abuja.

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has been honoured with an award and certificate of excellence at the Spokesperson Communication Award 2022.

According to Image Merchants Promotion Limited (IMPR), organisers of the event, the award was in recognition of NITDA’s strategic approach to information dissemination, especially on digital media communication platforms.

The award, the organisers added, was borne of NITDA’s unrelenting effort and commitment to enlightening the general public on various projects carried out by the agency on social media platforms.

“Over the years, NITDA has proved to be a force to reckon with, with regards to social media activities, particularly providing quality content to its followers, which draws engagement from all corners, as well as interacting with Nigerians that seek information about the mandate of the agency,” the CEO of IMPR, Alhaji Yushau Shuaib said. 

Speaking on behalf of the director-general of NITDA, the agency’s head, corporate affairs and external relations of the agency, Mrs. Hadiza Umar, appreciated the organisers “for recognising our modest efforts with the Award of Excellence”.

She said: “Social media has become an integral part of the marketing NITDA’s activities because we have seen the significant and measurable impact it makes on our organisation. We use it to reach local and international audiences, to tell Nigerians about our mandates, activities and technology trend globally.

“We put strategies in place to increase our brand awareness, new technologies, cybersecurity awareness and updates on how users can protect their personal information online. These continuous updates have significantly helped protect many people from being scammed.

“Technology is youth-centric and social media is mainly for young people. In Nigeria’s concerted efforts to promote ICT and digital economy, it has become imperative to use social media in promoting all our activities and create more awareness for innovative Nigerians to expose their ideas and become employers of labour and contributors of value.

“We engage our followers on digital economic trends and development, and acquaint them with the achievements being recorded in the agency since the development of National Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) being championed by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy,” she added.

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