The Director General/Chief Executive Officer, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, FAS, on Thursday, November 15, 2018.
The CEO and his Team were in the University to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the University.
The Memorandum of Understanding covers the area of Information and Communications Technology with major focus on Cyber Law and Cybersecurity for the ease of Information and Communications Technology regulation in the country.
He was also in the University to visit postgraduate students who are currently beneficiaries of the Agency’s scholarship, some of whom were at the meeting. These postgraduate – Masters and Doctoral – students are in the Faculties of Social Sciences, Engineering, Science and Law.
It would be recalled that representatives of the Agency had earlier visited the University in 2017 to discuss collaborative opportunities with the University in connection to the Agency’s scholarship scheme, which was commenced in a bid to create and support a knowledge-based economy. This capacity building scheme which started in 2010 offers Nigerians postgraduate scholarship for Masters and Ph.D. degrees in core areas of Information Technology.
Other members of the Agency present were: Director, e-Government Development and Regulatory, Prof. Vincent O. Olatunji; Acting Head, Human Resource and Administration, Mr. Eniola Abiola and Head, NITDA South West Zonal Office, Barrister Chioma Okee-Aguguo.
Also on hand to receive them were: Deputy Vice Chancellor, Development Services, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academics & Research, Prof. Oluwole Familoni; Registrar, Oladejo Azeez, Esq.; Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Prof. Solomon Akinboye; Sub-Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, Dr. Peter Oluseyi; Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Iyiola Oni; Acting Dean, Faculty of Law, Prof. Adejoke Oyewunmi and Head, Department of Computer Science, Dr. Olusoji Okunoye.