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Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by mmb(m): 12:24am On Aug 21, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi as the new Director-General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA.

The appointment was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu.


Below is the profile of the new NITDA helmsman

Born on February 21, 1980, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi is a graduate of Computer Science from the prestigious Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.

Mr Abdullahi is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT Sloan – trained strategist with 15 years of experience in IT operations, business transformation and solution architecture, across both private and public sectors.

He attended Leadership and Management courses at Harvard University in the USA, University of Cambridge in the UK and IMD Business School in Switzerland.

As the 1st Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in Nigeria’s Public Sector, he is also a certified project manager and solution architect. He also has many professional certifications in networking, telecommunications, service management and Solution design such as: Huawei telecommunications engineer, Cisco design professional, ITIL, Prince2, etc.



He has worked at Galaxy Backbone as Network Engineer, IP Network Field Engineer, Senior Network & Lead, IP Operations Team, and Senior Solution Architect & Lead, Technical Solution Design Team between 2004 to 2013.

In 2014, he joined Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as a Technology Architect, where he dedicated his time to developing Technology Architecture Repository that gives 360 view of the Bank’s IT infrastructure and easy decision on new IT investment. He was part of the team that executed software license rationalization which has increased cost savings for the bank in license annual subscriptions.

Mr Abdullahi was a key resource in the development of IT standards for the apex bank, which has reduced mean time to deploy/integrate new system by over 20%. One of his major achievements as a Technology architect was the production of 7 Solution Architectures for critical IT initiatives that helped in achieving cashless society in Nigeria.

He joined NITDA in 2017 as Technical Assistant to the Director General/CEO. Being the IT regulatory body in Nigeria mandated to implement National ICT policy, he Managed execution of strategy which has increased ICT contribution to Nigerian GDP by over 13% in Q2 2018.



The new DG coordinated Local Content initiatives that has increased ICT local production by over 200% in 2017.

He also overhauled IT clearance process and encouraged shared services among agencies. This has helped Federal Government saved over 16Bn NGN from IT projects.

Mr Abdullahi also oversaw procurement process that has reduced cost of major projects by over 5% in two consecutive annual procurement cycles.

Additionally, he managed project execution that has implemented over 300 IT infrastructure intervention.



Mr Abdullahi is a member of both British Computer Society (BCS) and Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) in addition to many memberships to his credit.

He is a recipient of 100 Leading Telecom and ICT Personalities in Nigeria – By Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON).

Mr Abdullahi is from Hadejia, Jigawa State, and he is married with children.

https://dailynigerian.com/kashifu-abdullahi-the-39-year-old-dg-of-nitda-and-architect-of-cashless-banking-in-nigeria/

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by QuotaSystem: 2:48am On Aug 21, 2019
MIT, Cambridge, Harvard. Quite an impressive profile for his age. Many years of cognate experience.

These are the kind of brains Nigeria needs to really move to the next level.

Congratulations and be a good ambassador of us.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by MrWTF(m): 3:54am On Aug 21, 2019
quite impressive.

Na only northerners him dey appoint sef.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by dalass(f): 3:55am On Aug 21, 2019
TTC
grin

North taking all the juicy posts
cool

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by choice17(m): 3:57am On Aug 21, 2019
He got a sound profile with vast experience at his age
Congratulations, we hope he deliver on what is expected from him.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by b3llo(m): 3:58am On Aug 21, 2019
Interesting, not too young to run in play. I hope 2023 Buhari will hand over to an under 40 president

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by babzo(m): 3:58am On Aug 21, 2019
Lets see if all the book will make any difference .
Tens of thousands of people have been appointed to various positions in government from the local to federal level since 1960; how many have done ANYTHING worth remembering ; any Innovation? The only thing we mostly remember is that they all become richer after stealing billions.
Very very few; if any in AN ENTIRE nation. In almost 60 years.
The few that come to mind like NAFFACs Dora Akinyuli and EFCCs Ribadu.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by stanelvis(m): 4:00am On Aug 21, 2019
dalass:
TTC
grin

North taking all the juicy posts
cool


Did you see his impressive profile.
Sometimes we need to look beyond tribe to get things done.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by odiereke(m): 4:00am On Aug 21, 2019
Nice profile

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by DrCollins007: 4:00am On Aug 21, 2019
Govt of the North, by the North and for the North. Mtcheeww. Iranu and Wadume!

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by Royalbloodline: 4:02am On Aug 21, 2019
Very laudable achievement for his age. This one impress me, despite every other thing that we may see around the "appointment ". His brain is smoking hot! Congratulations!!!

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by Image123(m): 4:05am On Aug 21, 2019
There must still be complaints, it is their destiny.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by Elsucre042: 4:05am On Aug 21, 2019
Watch people ignore his credentials and experiences screaming NEPOTISM

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by naijaman2225(m): 4:05am On Aug 21, 2019
WHAT IS 'PRESTIGIOUS' ABOUT ABTU? THE MAN IS EITHER QUALIFIED FOR THE POSITION OR HE IS NOT. THERE ARE NO 'PRESTIGIOUS' UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by QuotaSystem: 4:09am On Aug 21, 2019
babzo:
Lets see if all the book will make any difference .
Tens of thousands of people have been appointed to various positions in government from the local to federal level since 1960; how many have done ANYTHING worth remembering ; any Innovation? The only thing we mostly remember is that they all become richer after stealing billions.
Very very few; if any in AN ENTIRE nation. In almost 60 years.
The few that come to mind like NAFFACs Dora Akinyuli and EFCCs Ribadu.

You make a good point. I noticed some interesting innovations by the new appointee while he served @ CBN so let's keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by Nobody: 4:11am On Aug 21, 2019
Very impressive. He is young too. Good luck Kashifu!

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by crackhouse(m): 4:12am On Aug 21, 2019
b3llo:
Interesting, not too young to run in play. I hope 2023 Buhari will hand over to an under 40 president
that will be disastrous believe me. Nigeria is not ripe for that now. A 40yr old cannot rule this country as it is now because the pressure alone from cabals will be make him succumb to a lot of things. Buhari as old as he's is still under pressure let alone a younger one.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by Younghacka(m): 4:16am On Aug 21, 2019
He Seems To Be A Round Peg In A Round Hole. . . Something That Has Been Lacking In Nigerian Polity. . .
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I Hope He Does Not Disappoint.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by Amudeneogu: 4:18am On Aug 21, 2019
ARE YOU SURE THE GUY IS 39 YEARS?

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by LocalNietzsche: 4:22am On Aug 21, 2019
Congratulations to this gentleman. I pray we see more appointments like these in other sectors.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by amuwo1980: 4:23am On Aug 21, 2019
QuotaSystem:
MIT, Cambridge, Harvard. Quite an impressive profile for his age. Many years of cognate experience.

These are the kind of brains Nigeria needs to really move to the next level.

Congratulations and be a good ambassador of us.

See these useless hirelings, break down for us what he studied at MIT , probably you all are working in cahoots with the guy to paint the image of a technical sound person, we know the truth, there scores of more qualified Nigerians from other parts of the country, this is why u northerners used boko haram to wrest power from Jonathan, cronyism and bigotry is your way of life

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by johnmartus(m): 4:26am On Aug 21, 2019
But north are Nigerians too.
MrWTF:
quite impressive.

Na only northerners him dey appoint sef.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by DrCollins007: 4:26am On Aug 21, 2019
@ Image 123 whats wrong with people tabling their complaints...must you mention their destinies?

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by Buharimustgo: 4:26am On Aug 21, 2019
The number one profile is that he a Fulani man

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by anonimi: 4:28am On Aug 21, 2019
mmb:
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi as the new Director-General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA.

What groundbreaking achievement has been made in ICT by the agency since its establishment

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by anonimi: 4:30am On Aug 21, 2019
babzo:
Lets see if all the book will make any difference .
Tens of thousands of people have been appointed to various positions in government from the local to federal level since 1960; how many have done ANYTHING worth remembering ; any Innovation? The only thing we mostly remember is that they all become richer after stealing billions.
Very very few; if any in AN ENTIRE nation. In almost 60 years.
The few that come to mind like NAFFACs Dora Akinyuli and EFCCs Ribadu.

Impressive points and questions.
Thanks.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by anonimi: 4:31am On Aug 21, 2019
Elsucre042:
Watch people ignore his credentials and experiences screaming NEPOTISM

Are these the same as achievements?

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by Ayotemide(f): 4:35am On Aug 21, 2019
How does he join that organization as Technical director in 2018; only to lead in 2019.

Nepotism with the icing of calling it 'qualified'. All the certificates, someone else has at NITDA and has slaved long to lead it; but your president can't help himself. its in him like peak milk.

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Re: Profile of Kashifu Abdullahi, 39-year-old DG Of NITDA by QuotaSystem: 4:35am On Aug 21, 2019
amuwo1980:


See these useless hirelings, break down for us what he studied at MIT , probably you all are working in cahoots with the guy to paint the image of a technical sound person, we know the truth, there scores of more qualified Nigerians from other parts of the country, this is why u northerners used boko haram to wrest power from Jonathan, cronyism and bigotry is your way of life

Your brain is clearly useless to you.

Why not dispute his qualifications if you can? That's more useful than being a pathetic victim of your insecurities.

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