The Director Basic of the Nationwide Data Expertise Growth Company, NITDA, Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi Inuwa, has gained the 2022 ‘International Funding Community (FIN)-Forbes Excellent Company Governance CEO’.
Kashifu Inuwa was introduced because the winner at a digital award ceremony on Friday, simply as NITDA concluded trainings of over 100 journalists on digital journalism and fact-checking.
Dalith Steiger, a World AI Strategist and Innovator, learn the quotation on Kashifu.
Steiger who can be AI Thought Chief and Advisor Fortune 500 enterprises & governments mentioned Kashifu Inuwa is a flexible IT skilled, strategist and transformation supervisor with expertise spanning the non-public and public sectors in IT operations, has utilized himself and excelled in a number of positions with confirmed capability prior to now 16 years.
“A graduate of Pc Science from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College, Bauchi, Kashifu is a thoroughbred IT skilled and the primary Cisco Licensed Internetwork Skilled (CCIE) in Nigeria’s public sector.
“He’s additionally a Massachusetts Institute of Expertise – MIT Sloan – educated strategist and has participated in varied Management and Administration programs in Harvard College, Cambridge College, and IMD Enterprise Faculty, Switzerland, amongst others.
“Following skilled stints at Galaxy Spine Restricted, the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, and sterling efficiency because the Technical Assistant to the then DG, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Kashifu as DG of NITDA in August 2019,” Steiger added.
Whereas appreciating FIN and Forbes for his or her award, an elated Kashifu Inuwa mentioned: “At NITDA, now we have labored tirelessly to make sure that we adhere to the best requirements of company governance.
“We now have carried out sturdy processes and techniques to make sure that our operations are clear, accountable, and consistent with our mission and core values.”
In the meantime, the President of Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), Mr Chris Isiguzo, has counseled NITDA for commencing the New Yr with the coaching of over 100 journalists in January 2023 alone.
Talking on the finish of Digital Journalism Workshop and Reality-checking in Port-Harcourt, facilitated by Picture Retailers Promotion Ltd (IMPR), Publishers of PRNigeria and Economic Confidential, the NUJ boss noticed that the media trade is dealing with main challenges as a result of rising expertise.
He mentioned: “It’s painful to watch that some journalists lack sufficient data on fashionable digital instruments for media protection and reportage whereas others excessively depend on unreliable and faux media platforms as sources of data.
“Equally, the dearth of investigative journalism can be apparent the place social media influencers claiming to be journalists grow to be armchair reporters and critics by counting on rumour on the web to propagate pretend information and hate speech.
“We’re subsequently glad that NITDA is organising workshops on digital journalism and Reality-Checking that may go a good distance in enhancing the capability of the journalists to professionally have interaction and deploy fashionable instruments by broadening their expertise in reporting and enhancing with the fitting data of ICT.”
The coaching programme was held in Lagos, Enugu and Rivers. In 2022, an identical programme was held for journalists in Abuja, Kano, Kwara, Jigawa, and Kebbi States, amongst others.