Home Govt. Agencies [VERIFIED] NITDA salary structure in Nigeria

[VERIFIED] NITDA salary structure in Nigeria

by Abbey


The National Information and Technology Development Agency is a federal government agency under the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy.

The agency was established in April 2001 to serve as the legal regulator of the IT sector in Nigeria. The agency engages in licensing OEMs, installation of IT infrastructure, and approval of IT contracts in Nigeria. The National Information and Technology Development Agency is also engaged in licensing of IT softwares to ascertain the security of new digital technologies and to ensure that new softwares not unnecessarily impede on its user’s privacy. The Director-General of the agency is currently KASHIFU INUWA ABDULLAHI, CCIE. He was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2017.

The National Information and Technology Development Agency has branches and offices in Port Harcourt, Gombe, Lagos, and Kano.

Services Offered by NITDA

Apart from its statutory function as the regulatory powerhouse for the IT sector in Nigeria. The National Information and Technology Development Agency offers a wide range of services to individual businesses and IT providers. The services offered by NITDA include:

  • Data Protection
  • Licensing of OEMs
  • IT Clearance
  • IT Service Provider
  • Registration
  • Domain Registration
  • Software Testing

Departments in NITDA

  • HRA Department
  • ITIS Department
  • CS Department
  • SGF Department
  • FMC Department
  • CPS Department
  • EGDR Department
  • DED Department

NITDA salary structure

Although NITDA is a federal government agency, workers in this agency receive higher pay when compared to other agencies and parastatals since it is a revenue-generating agency. The Federal Ministry of Communications operates a harmonized salary scaling system for all its staff members.

According, to the Salaries, Income, and Wages Commission, the harmonized salary for the National Information and Technology Development Agency is as follow;

  • Grade Level 7 (Step 1-9) – N64,000 to N89,000
  • Grade level 8 (Step 1-9) –   N79,000 to N97,000
  • Grade level 9 (Step 1-6) –   N82,000 to N131,000
  • Grade level 10 (Step 1-6) –   N87,000 to N139,000
  • Grade level 12 (Step 1-6) –   N98,000 to N147,000
  • Grade level 13 (Step 1-6) –   N114,000 to N158,000
  • Grade level 14 (Step 1-5) –   N135,000 to N195,000
  • Grade level 15 (Step 1-5) –   N153,000 to N277,000
  • Grade level 16 (Step 1-5) –   N238,000 to N356,000
  • Grade level 17 (Step 1-5) –   N497,000 to N613,000

Note: Grade 17 Step 5 will automatically become the Director General, subject to the approval of the president.

NITDA Allowance

Housing allowance: Staff members of the National Information and Technology Development Fund are also covered by the housing scheme of the Federal Government of Nigeria under the National Housing Fund.

Data allowance: Most of the work in this agency is done online, therefore staff members of the agency are offered free data by the agency or network providers.

Annual leave allowance: Each staff is entitled to a three-week annual with 10% of his or her annual salary as a leave allowance.

Health care: Staffs of NITDA are also covered by the National Health Insurance. A sick staff member of NITDA or a family member of a NITDA can approach any NHIS approved medical facility to get a free medical session.


NITDA management staff

1. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE


2. Abdullahi Gambo Usman, PhD

Director -IT Infrastructure Solutions

3. Vincent O. Olatunji, PhD

Director- eGovernment Development and Regulatory

4. Agu Collins Agu, PhD

Director – Corporate Planning and Strategy

5. Mr. Umar E. Ibrahim

Director – Finance, Management and Control

6. Idris Mohammed Yelwa, PhD

Director – Human Resource and Administration

7. Prof. Suleiman Mohammed

Director –Zonal Offices

8. Dimie Shively Warowei, PhD

Director – Freedom of Information Unit

9. Mr Ajayi Babajide Ayodimeji


10. Mr. Oladejo Olawumi

Ag. Director – Standards Guidelines and Framework

11. Engr. Salisu Kaka

Ag. Director – Digital Economy Development

12. Mrs Hadiza Umar

Head – Corporate Affairs and External Relations

13. Mr. Olatunji Olalekan Kaseem

Head – Internal Audit

14. Bar. Emmanuel Edet

Head – Legal Services and Board Matters

15. Lawan A. Mohammed, PhD

Ag. Director – CyberSecurity

16. Mrs. Fati Zanna Bukar

Head – Procurement Unit

17. Muhammed Saidu Kumo, PhD

Head – Project Management

18. Abubakar A. Dahiru, PhD

Head – Special Duties

19. Mr. Gambo Muhammad Ismail

Head – Budget Development and Monitoring

20. Mr. Yau Isa Garba

Director – National Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

21. Mr. Kasim Sodangi

Ag. National Coordinator – Office for Nigerian Digital Innovation ( ONDI)



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    Abbey Johnson has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.

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