Kashifu Inuwa, Managing Director of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), received the prestigious ISACA Inspirational Leadership Award; the highest awards bestowed by ISACA for distinguished service, exemplary achievement, and contributions to the advancement of technology worldwide.

Inuwa is the only one across the world to have received the highest “Inspirational Leadership Award”, as other lower categories of the awards have however been given to other people from different continents.

The international recognition, which is one of four categories of awards administered, recognizes Inuwa for its visionary leadership and efforts to bridge the digital divide by providing rural areas and schools with computers, information technology (IT) infrastructure and digital libraries.

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

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

ISACA Abuja also received the “Outstanding Chapter Award”.

While praising the winners’ determination to connect with underserved communities or underrepresented individuals, the organizers particularly described Inuwa’s commitment to bridging the digital divide and inspiring organizations and professionals to move forward. and to adapt in a digital world as exemplifying ISACA’s purpose and leadership.

Kashifu Inuwa, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), who appreciated the award, pledged his continued determination to fulfill NITDA’s mandate and support the federal government’s will to achieve a digital Nigeria.

In addition to honoring the 2022 ISACA Award winners, the inaugural Live Awards Gala also celebrated the convergence of music and technology where virtual attendees came together online from around the world to experience entertainment, similar networks and celebration of the achievements of the winners.

Although, formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, ISACA, an international professional association focused on information technology (IT) governance, now only goes by its acronym.

ISACA originated in the United States in 1967, when a group of people working on auditing controls in computer systems began to become increasingly critical of their organizations’ operations.

They identified the need for a centralized source of information and advice in the field.

Research shows that ISACA currently serves more than 140,000 constituents (members and professionals with ISACA certifications) in more than 180 countries.

They work in almost every category of industry as there is an ISACA chapter network with over 200 chapters established in over 80 countries.

Chapters provide education, resource sharing, advocacy, networking and other benefits.