The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC), at the 45th Anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Directors Nigeria, has campaigned for a sustainable digital economy based on trusted use of data.
The NDPC Head of Legal, Enforcement, and Regulations Department, Babatunde Bamigboye Esq., represented the NDPC National Commissioner/CEO, Dr Vincent Olatunji, at a panel session.
The National Commissioner highlighted the strides achieved by NDPC towards Nigeria’s Digital Economy landscape, particularly in the area of data processing value chain. Whilst assuring stakeholders of the government’s effort in creating a stable business environment, he applauded Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for signing the Nigeria Data Protection Bill within days of assuming office.
Dr Olatunji stated that the government’s faith in Nigeria’s environment and fundamental freedoms was steadfast, as shown by this.
The Nigeria Data Act and the Commission provide legal and institutional frameworks of trust for Nigerian citizens and businesses to compete in the global digital economy. Nigeria has also joined the Global Privacy Assembly as a member state, which shows its commitment to data protection.
Dr Olatunji also stressed that data corporate governance requires accountability from all stakeholders. With the federal government’s support and industry-wide collaboration, Nigeria is poised to navigate the complexities of the digital age with confidence and credibility.