In line with Agency’s Rulemaking Process Regulation issued on 25th January 2019, in which engagement with stakeholders remains a critical component while coming up with ICT regulatory instruments, the National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) today held a one-day Stakeholders’ Engagement On National Software Testing Guidelines, (NSTG) and the Guidelines for Information Systems Audit, (GISA).
The event which was held at the CBN International Training Institution, Abuja had in attendance participants drawn from both the public and private sectors in Nigeria.
In his welcome address, the Director General of NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM said; “in a bid to create the necessary enabling environment and build a solid foundation for digital transformation in Nigeria, NITDA in the last two years has focused on developing appropriate regulatory instruments- standards, guidelines and frameworks.”
Dr Pantami added that the guidelines are aimed at providing the software industry with a structured software testing guidelines and best practices in software testing to promote safety and quality of software development and provide an enabling environment for indigenous software testing administration, management and sustainability.
The DG spoke through the Director, eGovernment Regulatory Department of the Agency, Dr Vincent Olatunji. Other presenters at the event were Mr Churchill Aribodor, Consultant, Bell-Montana Technologies and Services Limited, Messrs. Emeka Nwamgbowo and Shamsudeen Hammed, both of the Standard Guidelines and Framework Department of NITDA.