The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami, has inaugurated the National Committee on the implementation of the National Blockchain Policy for Nigeria.
Reports say that the membership of the Committee is drawn from 29 institutions across the public and private sectors, including academia.
During the ceremony which took place in Abuja, 32,022 Nigerians graduated from the Blockchain Technology training organised by the Federal Government to equip citizens with the requisite skills required to drive the policy.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, had on May 3, approved the Blockchain policy and directed all relevant regulatory bodies including the National Information Technology Development Agency, the Central Bank of Nigeria, the National Universities Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Nigerian Communications Commission to develop regulatory instruments for the deployment of blockchain technology across the various sectors of the economy.
Pantami while inaugurating the committee explained that the policy remains one of the emerging technologies at achieving the desired progress in the seventh pillar of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria, which is a Digital Society and Emerging Technologies.