With the zeal to promote the study of Information and communications technology, ICT, Law in Nigeria and to develop the needed capacity that can effectively regulate the Country’s ICT sector, the National Information Technology Development Agency; NITDA, and the University of Lagos, UNILAG, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, for the introduction of LLM in ICT as one of the courses in the University.
The brief ceremony was held Thursday 15th November, 2018 at the UNILAG Campus, Yaba, Lagos State.
The Director General of NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FBCS, FIIM while making his remarks during the brief ceremony, stated that it is a necessity to regulate Nigeria’s ICT sector, which cannot be done effectively without having ICT Lawyers, adding that, “to develop ICT, you require ICT Professionals, to regulate ICT, you require ICT Lawyers”.
Dr Pantami said that, in today’s world, ICT is inevitable, it is an enabler in all aspects of life, there is need to develop capacity locally so as to regulate the sector effectively in the near future.
On his part, the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe expressed appreciation to the Agency for partnering with the Institution.
The VC also solicited for technical support from the Agency to aid in upgrading the Campus’s Innovation Centre to a World Class Centre.
Prof Ogundipe also led the DG and management Staff of NITDA on tour to the Institution’s Entrepreneurship and Skill Development Centre.