ndubisi Ijeoma">

Science & Technology

NITDA inaugurates organising committee for virtual e-Nigeria 2020 



The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), had inaugurated the Local Organising Committee (LOC), for the 13th edition of the e-Nigeria conference, exhibitions and awards.

Mrs Hadiza Umar, Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, said this in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja.

The statement said that the conference, which is the flagship IT event in the country, would provide the platform for creation of digital awareness, development of appropriate framework and setting of goals to ensure best practices.

It added that the best practices were in order to encourage appropriate positioning of Nigeria in the global information society.

It said that Mr Kashifu Inuwa, the Director-General of NITDA, while inaugurating the committee stressed that e-Nigeria was meant to be encompassing in all areas of IT, while the impact should be felt across board.

It said that Inuwa, represented by Dr Usman Gambo, Director, Information Technology Infrastructure Solutions, said, ”we are planning to make this year’s event regional.

“We have the opportunity to achieve this, because it is coming at the period when we have pandemic that is making virtual meetings the new normal.

“This will encourage participation from anywhere.”

The statement noted that the D-G advised the LOC members to ensure that they planned and executed a highly successful international event that would encourage participation all over the world.

Inuwa, the statement added, called on the members to be innovative and open to new ideas.

 “Let us not constrain ourselves to the arrangements we already have, we can do things differently this year.

“Introduction of new ideas that are different from conference, startup couches and master class are welcomed.

The Director, Corporate Planning and Strategy, Dr Agu Collins, said the 13th edition of the conference would be infusion of both virtual and physical platforms due to COVID-19 pandemic.

According to him, people would be able to join the conference anywhere from the world, adding that only the speakers, facilitators, resource person and dignitaries would be physically present at the event’s venue.

Collins stated that the proposed date would be Nov. 24, to  Nov. 26, under the theme “Towards a National Digital Transformation and Economic Sustainability in Nigeria”.

He said the Agency was about to develop a virtual meeting platform that could achieve that.

Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Donald Ugwu
Source: NAN

Antwerp upset Spurs to go top of Europa League group, Milan win again COVID-19: NCDC announces 150 new infections in Nigeria Dimitrov upsets Tsitsipas in Vienna Immigration CG tells  officers to avoid image tarnishing indulgences ASAN, NIAS, to host Annual meeting to address challenges of animal husbandry Lagos elders seek unemployment benefits for youths Orji Kalu mourns renown Igbo musician, Morocco Lagos Mainland LG boss urges youth’s to shun vandalism during protests NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather conditions Friday to Sunday Power sector records all-time peak of 5, 4590 MW — TCN Buhari greets Oba of Lagos at 77 Buhari condoles with President Kabore of Burkina Faso over father’s death #EndSARS: BMO hails NBC for regulatory vigilance EndSARS protests: South East govs urge youths to embrace peace Lawmaker attributes youth restiveness to poor upbringing Badagry expressway, our No 1 problem — Lagos lawmaker COVID-19 vaccine could be ready by December — United States disease expert NLC urges FG to end medical tourism Troops kill 22 terrorists, destroy 2 gun trucks, recover arms in Borno EndSARS: Sen. Imoke calls for dialogue to end destruction of properties Muslims and Christians celebrate Maulud in Kaduna to foster peace and unity Lawmaker calls for peace amongst youths in Surulere Buhari mourns as robbers kill ex-NTA DG, Mohammed Ibrahim’s son Lagos Lawmaker urges more people to embrace e-commerce We must address poverty, unemployment, to surmount Nigeria challenges — Tambuwal Nigeria records highest power transmission of 5,459.50MW Niger Tornadoes FC management restates commitment to welfare of players, officials Okowa calls for resuscitation of Warri Port Detention of Guardian driver, Saifu Ahmadu, not intentional, says Division 6 PRO Mrs Akeredolu advocates Tele medicine for cancer patients Eid-el-Maulud: Gov. Uzodimma felicitates with Muslims, calls for prayers for Nigeria Looting: Osun govt. returns recovered items to owners Ojokoro residents task Sanwo-Olu on schools, fire service, road repairs EndSARS: Hoodlums kill police inspector, cut off manhood in Ebonyi Public Health: Ecobank, others get `Speak Up Africa’ award PCN seals 440 pharmacies, patent medicine shops in Gombe State Adamawa Govt relaxes curfew Adamawa govt. relaxes curfew #EndSARS: LCCI reschedules Lagos International Trade Fair  Gov. Uzodimma flags off construction of 12km Awo-Omamma-Okwudor Road Eid el Maulud: South East Muslim leaders sue for peace, God’s intervention Truck crushes woman in front of father’s hotel in Ogun LASWA commences clearing of water hyacinth on waterways Kwara Revenue Service generated N4bn in Q3 2020 – Chairman Niger Tornadoes FC management reiterates commitment to welfare of players, officials CSO advocates transparency in extractive industry Lawmaker urges citizens to perform civic duties to govt. Gunmen kill Police officer, motorcyclist in Benue – PPRO Kano govt. promotes over 249 civil servants Leather Industry Stakeholders say Lagos, Kano partnership will harness sector’s potential