FG launches national policy on blockchain technology — — Technology — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


•Inaugurates implementation, steering committee

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, has inaugurated the National Committee on the implementation of the National Blockchain Policy for Nigeria.

The launch followed the approval and directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, earlier in the month. The President, while conveying his approval to the minister, directed that all relevant regulatory bodies, including the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the National Universities Commission (NUC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) develop regulatory instruments for the deployment of blockchain technology across various sectors of the economy.
He further directed that all relevant government agencies should, with immediate effect, commence the implementation of the Policy, along with stakeholders to ensure the creation of a Blockchain-powered economy that enhances innovation,…

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