Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal on Wednesday celebrated the conferment and investiture of Dr. Nasir Daniya, the Director-General of the state Information Communications Technology (ICT) Directorate with the prestigious fellowship of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS).
Daniya, a graduate of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, is also an alumnus of the University of Wales, University of Oxford, University of East London, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, and London Metropolitan University respectively.
His attainment of the NCS Fellowship was made possible by the surge in ICT integration, especially in public service delivery and the creation of awareness on the use of ICT under the incumbent administration of Gov. Tambuwal.
Other accomplishments of Gov. Tambuwal in the ICT sector that galvanized the recognition of Dr Dan’Iya by the Professor Adedoja Sodiya-led NCS were the training of over 25,000 civil servants in ICT from 2015 to date,
utilisation of ICT in fiscal duties that fetched the state a World Bank grant of $22 million for its commitment to the implementation of the States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme in 2020; as well as the adoption of ‘e-Government’ in 2018, which culminated in the conferment of the inaugural ‘Digital Governor of the Year’ on the governor in 2020.
Placing premium on ICT as he has been doing made Gov. Tambuwal to, not only pioneer the establishment of an ICT Directorate in Sokoto, but also the first to appoint a Director General to head such a Directorate.
Presenting the Fellowship certificate to Gov. Tambuwal, Daniya, an IT professional with over 2 decades experience, who once served as the Chairman of the NCS, Sokoto State Chapter, expressed appreciation to the Governor for his unconditional support and encouragement to the Directorate and the teeming youth in Sokoto State in their quest to remain productive and law abiding citizens.
Source: Muhammad Bello
Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor