President Buhari to declare e-Nigeria International Conference open

Na'ankwat Dariem, Abuja

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has said that the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will declare the 12th Edition of e-Nigeria International Conference, Exhibitions and Awards which has  been slated to commence on Thursday, 28th November, 2019.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Head of Corporate Affair and External Relations, Mrs Hadiza Umar in Abuja.

The three days event which was earlier scheduled to hold from 12th– 14th November, with the theme: ‘Leveraging Technology and Indigenous Innovation to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals’, will now hold from 28th– 30th November, 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria.

According to the statement,  “The Conference will also feature discussions on: Creating New Job Opportunities and Economic Development Through Technological Innovation; Harnessing Indigenous Innovation and Creativity for Poverty Reduction in Nigeria; Leveraging Disruptive Innovation for Achieving Good Health, National Security, Anti-corruption, and Sustainable Energy Systems; and Implications of Data Protection Regulation for Open Data, Big Data Analytics, and Smart Initiatives in Building a Productive National Economy.”

“The e-Nigeria is Nigeria’s annual Information Technology Conference hosted by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), a Federal Government Agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.”

It added that “the event is hosted in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders from both the public and the private sector as well as Non-Governmental Organisations and Academia. It serves as a platform for ICT awareness creation, development of appropriate regulatory instruments and best practices in order to facilitate the positioning of Nigeria in the global Information Society.”

“President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, will declare the Conference open while Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, will deliver the keynote address.

“The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, is the Chief Host, and the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi CCIE will co-Host and Convener of the event,” the statement added.