President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB) and the appointment of Dr. Vincent Olatunji as the Pioneer National Commissioner, according to a press statement released from the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy on Friday 4th February 2022.
The approval by the President came after a request by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami). The Bureau, which is to focus on data protection and privacy for the country, was established in line with world-class standards.
Dr. Olatunji, who is to serve as the National Commissioner/Chief Executive Officer of the Bureau, was at the time of his appointment, the Director eGovernment Development and Regulation of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
NiRA is pleased to be associated with Dr. Olatunji whose Department at NITDA is responsible for engaging with NiRA as a Stakeholder organisation. We wish Dr. Olatunji all the best as he continues to accomplish great feats in the new role.
Congratulations, Dr. Olatunji!