Dr Nasir Daniya, DG ICT.

ICT Directorate

Dr Nasir Daniya is the pioneer Director General (DG) of ICT Directorate, Sokoto State Government, Nigeria.

He was appointed on 14 April 2020 by the Sokoto State Governor His Excellency Rt Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal CFR (Mutawallen Sokoto).

He was amongst few Nigerians in diaspora that left Britain after work and education from Ivy league and Famous Institutions like the University of Oxford, University of Wales, University of East London and London Metropolitan University.

Before his appointment as the DG, he has been the pioneer Director ICT of the Directorate since it’s inception in 2007.

A very resourceful and charismatic, he has led the Sokoto State to win several awards on eGovernment and Smart initiative in Nigeria and abroad. The last was in 2019 awarded by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Nigeria after the eNigeria Conference and Exhibition.

He is a strong advocate of Cybersecurity, Smart Intergations, Paperless Society, Remote Security Solutions, eGovernance, mCommerce, Gesture Techlologies and Virtual Education amongst others.

He is a renowned ICT, and security consultant with over 25 years experience combined in the ICT, Financial and Educational sectors. He initially has legal and management background but later pursues Bachelor and Masters in Computing/ICT, IT Laws and Security. He recently defended his Doctorate degree thesis from the London Metropolitan University, UK.

His research interest includes ICT, Security, Counter-Terrorism, Community Safety, Server Security and Anti-Money Laundering Techniques. He holds several other undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, and he is an alumnus of University of Oxford, University of Wales, Lampeter, University of East London, ABU Zaria, Sokoto State Polytechnic amongst others. Nasir has contributed and previously interviewed by the BBC World, NTA Nigeria, RTV and has been contributing article to Sokoto State Newspaper since 2004. He present papers locally and internationally and has been a member of British Computer Society, Nigeria Computer Society and he is an Academic Member of Association of International Accountants, UK. Nasir is a personal consultant to a lot of heads of top security agencies in Nigeria and UK and many other very high profile Nigerians. He lectured ICT at Shehu Shagari College of Education, Netcom Computer Academy, Ram & Rom Academy and Offspring School of Sciences. He is a recipient of Sokoto State Government’s award in 2004, ICMA Award 2004, CIA Award 2004, PSC Award, UK in 2006, ICONS Award in UK in 2012 amongst other recognitions.

He has served as a Mayor of London’s Ambassador for LCE in 2012 (to the current British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the then Mayor of London).

Nasir is always on-hand to provide technical expertise to serve Sokoto State, Nigeria and indeed to the world of ICT sphere physically or virtually.

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