Nigeria-Ghana partnership to drive disruptive innovations

Nigeria and Ghana are very close West African nations based on shared history, cultures, economic ties and social interaction.

Both nations now have closed ranks in terms of technology collaboration – driving disruptive innovations.

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says Nigeria-Ghana collaboration in the IT sector would boost disruptive innovations across the countries and the African continent.

The Director-General of NITDA, Kashifu Inuwa, said during a 3-day working visit of the Ghanian National Information Technology Agency (NITA) delegation led by its Director-General, Richard Fosu.

The visit was to understudy Nigeria’s IT regulatory instruments, policy documents and seek possible areas of collaboration.

Inuwa said Africa had a competitive advantage of talents and population in the fourth industrial revolution.

“A symbiotic relationship between Nigeria and Ghana will engender disruptive innovations that will solve many challenges pervading the continent.

“This kind of visit will strengthen the relationship between our two agencies and build a stronger IT ecosystem in Africa.

“No one can succeed in isolation, and if we really want to succeed as a continent, we need to collaborate, we need to work together.

“We need to learn from our experiences and share expertise so that we can work and grow together,” he said.


Fosu,the Ghanian counterpart commended NITDA for fortifying and fostering the nation’s IT ecosystem toward a sustainable digital economy.

He disclosed that NITA’s supervising ministry had similarly expanded its mandate to include digitalisation and is now known as the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation to project the importance of digitalisation.

“We will be working closely with NITDA in bridging the gaps identified in Ghana and Africa as a whole.

“This is not a one-time visit but we will definitely come back. We have come to learn and hope that we can make the needed impact in Ghana,” he said.