Digital Inclusion: DG, NITDA Honoured With ISACA Inspirational Leadership Award

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Kashifu Inuwa CCIE, Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has earned the renowned ISACA Inspirational Leadership Award, ISACA’s highest award for distinguished service, exemplary achievements, and contributions to promoting technology worldwide.

Inuwa is the only person from around the world to get the highest “Inspirational Leadership Award,” as other lesser categories of the awards were presented to persons from various continents.

The international accolade, one of four categories of Awards presented, recognizes Inuwa for his innovative leadership and efforts in bridging the digital divide by delivering computers, information technology (IT) infrastructure, and digital libraries to rural communities and schools.

The award was given to the DG at a virtual Gala, which highlighted the extraordinary achievements of noteworthy individuals and organizations from throughout the world.

ISACA hopes to encourage future generations of business and technology professionals by recognizing persons and achievements that have a positive impact on global society, according to the organizers.

ISACA Abuja also was given the “Outstanding Chapter Award”.

While lauding the doggedness of the Honourees’ achievements toward connecting with underserved communities or underrepresented individuals, the organizers particularly described Inuwa’s commitment to bridge the digital divide and inspire organizations and professionals to advance and adapt within a digital world as exemplifying ISACA’s purpose and leadership.

The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa CCIE who was appreciative of the Award, pledged his continuous determination towards accomplishing NITDA’s mandate and supporting the Federal Government’s drive of achieving a digital Nigeria.

In addition to honouring the 2022 ISACA Award recipients, the inaugural live Awards Gala also celebrated the convergence of music and technology where virtual attendees gathered online from around the world to experience similar entertainment, networking and celebration of the Honorees’ achievements.

Although formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA, an international professional association focused on Information Technology (IT) Governance now goes by its acronym only.

ISACA originated in the United States in 1967, when a group of individuals working on auditing controls in computer systems started becoming increasingly critical of the operations of their organizations.

They identified the need for a centralized source of information and guidance in the field.

Research shows that ISACA currently serves more than 140,000 constituents (members and professionals holding ISACA certifications) in more than 180 countries.

They work in nearly all industry categories as there is a network of ISACA chapters with more than 200 chapters established in over 80 countries.

Chapters provide education, resource sharing, advocacy, and networking alongside other benefits.

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