NITDA, Mara Collaborates to Offer Blockchain Training to Government Employees

Mara, a blockchain technology company, has revealed plans to partner with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and USDC Creator Circle to train 500,000 government staff on the complexities of blockchain.

Mara and NITDA Join Forces to Support Blockchain Tech

Mara stated that the partnership seeks to boost Nigeria’s staff with the expertise to foster economic growth and drive innovation. The firm added that the initial training on 1 June 2023 in Abuja marked a crucial step for this collective effort.

NITDA managers participated in the training session on how blockchain can enhance Nigeria’s digital economy. They covered different topics, including Blockchain regulations and policymaking &Blockchain’s role in bolstering Nigeria’s digital economy.

NITDA’s Aishatu Yahaya Umar praised the session, commending Mara for the valuable lessons that NTDA can use to navigate blockchain’s potential in regulatory frameworks, projects, and organizational processes. She acknowledged Mara’s commitment and dedication to working with the Nigerian government and stakeholders to support innovation in the country.

Ms. Umar believes Mara, a leading blockchain stakeholder in the country, has been at the forefront of pushing the digital agenda. She added that NITDA is happy to join the movement and beneficiaries and partners.

Mara co-founder and CEO Chi Nnadi stated that the company aims to work with the government to amplify blockchain adoption in Nigeria and the entire African continent. Nnadi trusts empowering the country’s staff with the expertise needed in the tech age would catalyze economic growth and innovation.

Nigeria Approved National Policy to Build Blockchain-Powered Economy

Nigeria authorized an updated policy early in May as part of its effort to back the digital economy. The Federal Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy revealed that the law would design a blockchain economy to enhance innovation, prosperity, and growth.

Nonetheless, Nigeria seems to avoid the term ‘cryptocurrencies’ since attacking the industry with stiff clampdowns in 2021. The government started monitoring digital assets after the country became the fastest adopter of virtual assets globally. Further, Nigeria’s SEC told Bloomberg that lawmakers considered tokenized tokens backed by property, debt, or equity – not cryptocurrencies.

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