NITA-U is under the general supervision of the Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MoICT). The supreme governing body of NITA-U is the Board of Directors. The NITA-U Board of Directors is appointed by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology and constituted as the governing body of the Authority. The Board is fully constituted.
The Board gives guidance on policy direction and strategies to the Authority as provided for in the NITA-U Act 2009. The Board facilitates, supervises and supports the NITA-U Executive- in implementation of NITA-U mandate and strategies.
Amongst others, the Board is specifically responsible for: formulation of policy guidelines, approval of budgets and action plans, monitoring implementation of plans and programmes, determining structure and establishing staffing levels and establishment of rules and procedures of the authority.
At operational level NITA-U has an established Secretariat that operates under directorates with each depicting a functional area for the authority.
The NITA-U Secretariat forms the organization’s executive arm headed by the Executive Director supported by a team of directors responsible for various thematic directorates:
The figure below is the NITA-U organizational structure.