- ‘MDAs’ IT Security Projects Largely Compromised’
The Management of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has lamented that 95 per cent of the information technology (IT) security projects in Federal Government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) are compromised.
It however said it has taken measures to arrest the development.
Its Director-General, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami said part of the measures would be the licensing of all IT contractors and service providers for the purposes of procurements, public private partnerships and other forms of engagements.
Pantami said: “The management of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of all Information Technology (IT) contractors, MDAs, other government establishments, the organised private sector and the general public that it has put measures in place to register and license all Information IT contractors and service providers for the purposes of procurements, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and other forms of engagement with government establishments and private sector.
“The Agency is dismayed at the raising number of failing IT projects within federal MDAs and other government establishments.
“NITDA’s investigations revealed that over 90 per cent of IT projects in MDAs and other government establishments failed and more than 95 per cent of their security is compromised.”