The Institute of Information Management (IIM) Africa, and the Nigeria National Accreditation System (NiNAS), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to empower other organizations in Nigeria with data management training.
The IIM-Africa is a non-profit professional institute approved by the Federal Ministry of Education, the first African institute to be internationally recognized for confidential data and information management and IT tools.
The President of IIM-Africa, Dr. Oyedokun Oyewole, explained the objectives of MoU saying it is meant to assist Nigerian businesses with accreditation of the data management training program.
Dr. Oyedokun Oyewole explained that “this MOU covers the relationship between NiNAS and IIM-Africa on matters of accreditations and training, in general, to strengthen quality infrastructure in Nigeria especially in Data and Information management and technology.”
In his speech, the president of IIM-Africa also highlighted the areas of co-operation and purpose. The MoU intent is based on upgrading the regular corporate organization’s standardization above the usual accreditation while utilizing digital auxiliaries, data and information encryption and management, and the accreditation in conformance assessment in the course of data protection policy. But as a continental body, the intent of IIM-Africa as a professional institute is developing competence and professionalism in the tech industry all over Africa.
The President of IIM-Africa said “this MoU signing happened at the right time; when we need to train data and information managers to assist various organizations in seizing the emerging opportunities and meeting the evolving challenges of managing data and information in the era of knowledge, artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing, machine learning and internet of things, IoT.”
“With NiNAS on board, we would have an exchange of experience and technical information on accreditation; and conduct joint stakeholder advocacy meetings to engender quality data and information management and certification among policymakers, organizations, and individuals,” he continued.
The Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of NiNAS, Celestine Okanya, also signed the MoU representing the Nigerian National Accreditation Agency with the intent of boosting the standardization of corporate organization in Nigeria and across the entire Africa body to be recognized internationally to sanction Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) such as giving credentials to laboratories, certification bodies and inspection body.
However, both parties have mutual intent to validate the MoU that empowers digital data protection policy, which also empowers data management excellence, including the risks of management principles. The Nigeria National Accreditation System (NiNAS) also inhibits the same objectives of standardizing the corporate institute in the Nigerian industry, aiming to make it even with the United Nations Industrial Development organization’s standard.
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