President Buhari to advance national agenda for ICT local content at eNigeria 2017

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  • Minister of Justice, Malami is keynote speaker

By Oluwatobi Opusunju

President Muhammadu Buhari is the Special Guest of Honour at this year’s eNigeria Conference, Exhibition and Award holding inside the International Conference Centre, Abuja from 7th to 9th of November, 2017.  Participation has opened: www.enigeria.gov.ng.  President Buhari will further advance the agenda for local content and sectoral regulations as basis for Nigeria’s entry into the digital economy – the major theme of eNigeria 2017.

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami is the keynote speaker for this 10th edition of eNigeria, an annual information Technology (IT) summit organized by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to bring together stakeholders from the private, public, non-governmental sectors and the international IT community.

eNigeria 2017 with the major theme:  ‘Fostering a Digital Economy Through Local Content and Effective Regulations’ will promote deliberations on how Nigeria could thicken the value of its policy thrust on local content in pursuit of a national economy that is less dependent on crude oil export.

Other sub-themes that tie up with the main themes are:  ‘Roadmap towards national ICT skills framework development; Positioning the nation to harvest value from emerging technologies; Improving the delivery of public services through ICT innovations; Indigenous ICT innovation management for national development;  and Demand shaping for local content promotion: entrepreneurial opportunities and regulatory challenges.’

Speakers at the event include, the Minister of Communications, Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu who is also the Chief Host of the event and the Director General of  the NITDA), Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, who is the Host and Convener of eNigeria 2017.

Speakers also include the Managing Partner of Technology Advisors, Mr. Basil Udotai; the CEO of InfoGraphics Nigeria, Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu; and the former Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Dr Ime Asangansi, among others.

To register, log to: www.enigeria.gov.ng.


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