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The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has received the prestigious ISACA Inspirational Leadership Award; the highest awards presented by ISACA for distinguished service, exemplary achievements and contributions to advancing technology worldwide.

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Abdullahi is the only one from across the world that was given the highest “Inspirational Leadership Award” as other lesser categories of the awards were however given to some other people from different continents.

The international recognition which is among four categories of awards administered  recognizes Abdullahi for his visionary leadership and efforts in bridging the digital divide by providing rural areas and schools with computers, IT Infrastructure and digital libraries.

The award was presented to the Abdullahi during a virtual gala; an event which   celebrated the distinctive and incredible achievements of notable individuals and organizations across the world.

According to the organizers, by acknowledging the individuals and achievements that have a positive impact on the global society, ISACA seeks to inspire future generations of business and technology professionals.

ISACA Abuja also was given “Outstanding Chapter Award”.

While lauding the doggedness of the honourees’ achievements toward connecting with underserved communities or underrepresented individuals, the organizers particularly described Abdullahi ‘s commitment to bridge the digital divide and inspire organizations and professionals to advance and adapt within a digital world as exemplifying ISACA’s purpose and leadership.

The NITDA’s pledged his continuous commitment at accomplishing the agency’s mandate and supporting the Federal Government’s drive of achieving a digital Nigeria.

In addition to honouring the 2022 ISACA award recipients, the  inaugural live Awards Gala also celebrated the convergence of music and technology where virtual attendees gathered online from around the world to experience similar entertainment, networking and celebration of the honorees’ achievements.

Formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA, an international professional association focused on IT Governance, now goes by its acronym only.

ISACA originated in United States in 1967, when a group of individuals working on auditing controls in computer systems started becoming increasingly critical of the operations of their organizations.

They identified the need for a centralized source of information and guidance in the field. ISACA currently serves more than 140,000 constituents (members and professionals holding ISACA certifications) in more than 180 countries.

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