NITDA Set to Host e-Nigeria Conference
The National Information Technology Development Agency(NITDA) made it known on Friday that the Agency is now ready to kick-start her 10th Edition of e-Nigeria Conference Scheduled to hold on 7th-12th November 2017 in Abuja. The conference is aimed at bringing stakeholders in Information and Technology together within and outside the country to brainstorm on current and relevant issues surrounding IT globally and how it can be leveraged upon for sustainable socio-economic development of Nigeria.
The event which will be declared open by His Excellency, President Muhammad Buhari (GCFR), President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice is the keynote speaker.
Mrs. Hadiza Umar, Head Corporate Affairs and External Relations of the Agency said the theme of the conference is “Fostering Digital Economy through Local Content Development and Effective Regulations” and participation would be drawn from Ministries, Departments, Agencies and institutions on local content development.
She added that the conference is aimed at promoting deliberations on how Nigeria could thicken the value of its policy thrust on the local content pursuit of a national economy less dependent on crude oil export. The event would also feature exhibitions and award and to be hosted by the Director of NITDA, Dr. Isa Pantami.
“It is also a veritable platform for ICT awareness creation, developing an appropriate framework and setting goals for best practices and to enhance appropriate positioning of Nigeria in the global information society”.