The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has changed the date of the 12th Edition of e-Nigeria International Conference, Exhibitions and Awards to Thursday, 28th November 2019.
The event was earlier scheduled to hold from 12th – 14th November.
The theme of this year’s 3-day conference is ‘Leveraging Technology and Indigenous Innovation to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals’.
The conference will feature discussions on creating new job opportunities and economic development through technological innovation, harnessing indigenous innovation and creativity for poverty reduction in Nigeria.
Other areas are 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.
According to a statement signed by Mrs. Hadiza Umar, Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations at NITDA, 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 statement also disclosed that 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.
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. 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.