Department of Planning, Research & Statistics

This Department serves as the driving force behind informed decision-making and strategic planning within the Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy.

Key Function

  • Coordinating the formulation of policies aimed at fostering the adoption of ICT usage in Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) across Nigeria.
  • Oversee the implementation, review, and updating of master plans and roadmaps in the ICT sector to ensure alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Ministry’s Development/Annual Work Plans and Programs, collaboratively with other Departments and Parastatals.
  • Managing the review and updating of existing ICT and Postal Laws to ensure they adhere to international best practices, fostering a conducive regulatory environment.
  • Conducting routine project monitoring and evaluation to ensure projects meet their predefined targets.
  • Conducting intervention studies into relevant issues concerning ICT and the operational and management modalities of the ICT sector. 
  • Providing secretariat services to the National Council on Communication Technology, a key advisory body to the government.
  • Developing and maintaining a Management Information System for the ICT sector within the Ministry.
  • Coordinate the preparation and processing of the Ministry’s/Agencies Federal Executive Council (FEC) memos and other Councils such as the National Economic Council (NEC) and manage relationships with various relevant committees of the National Assembly. 
  • Facilitating partnerships among stakeholders in the ICT sector, both nationally and internationally, to enhance collaboration and innovation.

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