DG NITDA, Kashif Inuwa Abdullahi
DG NITDA, Kashif Inuwa Abdullahi

NITDA’s ONDI Organises Capacity Training Programme For Startups

NEWS DIGEST – The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) through its subsidiary, Office for Nigerian Digital Innovation (ONDI), in collaboration with Lotus Beta Analytics Nigeria Limited has commenced a capacity building program to enhance the innovative skill of startups.

The training, which held at the Public Service Institute, Abuja, focused on modernization of legacy solutions, migration of on-premises business solutions to the Cloud, development of Cloud applications and driving exponential revenue growth.

The Director General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa, said the capacity building will help the Agency achieve its goal of creating more Innovation Driven Enterprises (IDEs) in line with the objectives of Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Pillar.

Represented by Engr. Salisu Kaka, the acting Director of Digital Economy Development Department, Inuwa noted that the training programme was borne out of the Agency’s desire of ensuring the successful implementation of the present administration’s National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria (NDEPS) within the stipulated period.

“The sudden increase in demand for software and online web-based applications among businesses as necessitated by the COVID-19 outbreak had a positive impact on the growth of DevOps market and led to the growing need of DevOps solution among businesses to streamline the process of software application development by promoting collaboration between various entities of software development lifecycle.

“Additionally, the rise in need for continuous and fast application delivery and increase in focus on reducing Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) and Operating Expenses (OPEX) drive the growth of the DevOps market.

“Therefore, this collaboration is apt and timely in ensuring that our startups benefit from the DevOps market growth” he explained.

The NITDA DG urged participants to make the best use of the opportunity to tap into the growing DevOps market by ensuring that all learnings are translated into meaningful use to scale their businesses and contribute to the nation’s economic growth.

On his part, the Managing Director, Lotus Analytics, Mr Ademola Akinbode, said the programme will serve as a springboard to groom tech startups,is also expected to develop Nigeria’s Tech ecosystem.

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