National Information
Technology Development
Agency NITDA, has cleared
the ICT Security and Systems
Infrastructure Upgrade
project of the Economic
and Financial Crimes
Commission EFCC, Nigeria
Financial Intelligence
Unit NFIU, through
its commitment as the
government’s clearinghouse
for all IT procurement and
services in the public sector.
The agency in a statement
signed by the Head,
Corporate Affairs and
External Relations,
Mrs . Hadiza Umar
yesterday in Abuja,noted
that, in an effort to
strengthen the IT Projects
Clearance process, Dr Isa
Ali Ibrahim Pantami, FBCS,
the Director General/CEO,
sought for the support of
the EFCC in order to sustain
its fight against corrupt
practices in IT procurements
of Government Ministries,
Departments, and Agencies
(MDAs). Mr Ibrahim
Magu, the EFCC Acting
Chairman/CEO, pledged
the Commission’s support
and indicated that they
would comply with
government’s directives on
obtaining NITDA’s clearance
for the Commission’s IT
procurements and services.
The Commission fulfilled
this pledge by subjecting its
ICT Security and Systems
Infrastructure Upgrade
project to rigorous scrutiny
by NITDA’s IT Projects
Clearance Committee. By
this singular act, the EFCC
has shown that it is not above
the law thereby serving
as an example to other
government establishments.
It may be recalled that
President Muhammadu
Buhari, GCFR, has called
for strict compliance to
the IT Project’s Clearance
directive by all government
establishments. He made this
declaration at the opening
ceremony of this year’s
e-Nigeria International
Conference and Exhibition
held from Tuesday 7th to
Thursday 9th November,
2017. He also used the event
to commend the Agency’s
efforts at enforcing Federal
Government’s directive on
ensuring that all ICT projects
are cleared before they are
implemented.

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