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Federal Government to Sanction Agencies Defaulting Government Data Hosting Policy

The Federal government has set measures in place to commence sanctioning of violators of government data hosting guidelines in line with the provisions of the National Information Technology Development Agency (nitda) Act 2007 and the other relevant laws in Nigeria.

The Director General of NITDA, Isa Ibrahim Pantami who disclosed this said the new measure is targeted at Federal Public Institutions, IT Service Providers to the Federal Government and all data management firms doing business in Nigeria.

According to pantami, the new measure is in full compliance with Section 14 of the Regulatory Guidelines for Nigerian Content Development in ICT.

He also noted that NITDA considers the data of government as national resources which must be stored in Nigeria and analyzed within existing regulations for improvement of governance and development of the country.

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