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Kashifu Abdullahi

Kashifu Abdullahi has been appointed by the Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government of Nigeria as the new Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

Mrs Hadiza Umar, Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations of NITDA confirmed the appointment to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Umar quoted a statement signed by Mr Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, on the new NITDA boss appointment.

The appointment of Kashifu Abdullahi was sequel to the nomination of Dr Isa Pantami, the outgoing director-general of the agency as a minister-designate by the President. Abdullahi until his appointment was a principal officer at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) who was on secondment to NITDA as a Technical Assistant to Pantami.

Born on Feb. 21, 1980, Kashifu Abdullahi is a graduate from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi state and the fifth director general of NITDA. He, in the past, worked with the Galaxy Backbone Limited and has a number of professional certifications.

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