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The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to protecting Nigerians from the harmful use of data.

Prof. Pantami said this in Abuja, at the inauguration of the World Development Report (WDR) 2021 in Nigeria with the theme “Leveraging Data to Foster Development: Where does Nigeria Stand?”

The Minister, represented by the Director-General, National Information Development Agency, Mr. Kashifu Abdullahi, said the government had the responsibility to protect citizens’ data and how it was being used.

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He said this had led the government to come up with policies and regulations to safeguard its citizens from the use of digital platforms.

The Minister said the government had a target to achieve 95 percent digital literacy in Nigeria, which would help the usage of broadband because there was the need to understand the technology to embrace and use it.


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