Nigeria Digital Innovation Conference
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed its delight at partnering with the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD) towards ensuring the success of the Nigeria Digital Innovation Conference 2016 scheduled to hold at the Bayero University-Kano in July 2016.
In a letter of endorsement addressed to the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD), the organizer of the 2-day conference, the Commission said its support and endorsement of the conference is predicated upon the organiser’s demonstration to implement a multi-stakeholder conference whose outcome will enrich the efforts to accelerate ICT development in Nigeria.
The letter signed by Mr. Reuben Mouka, Head of Public Relations on behalf of the Executive Vice-Chairman Professor Umar Danbatta reads in part: “We write to convey management’s approval for support and endorsement of the Nigeria Digital Innovation Conference 2016, being hosted by your organization. The Commission’s support is hinged on its commitment toward creating awareness and engagement of stakeholders in addressing germane industry issues.”
Holding in Kano, North-West Nigeria, the Nigeria Digital Innovation Conference 2016 is targeted at optimizing new digital opportunities and making the ICT sector the next focal point of development for Nigeria as a country and its citizens.
According to the organizer of the conference tagged ‘Building a New Nigeria in a Digital Economy’ the conference will examine how the rapid expansion of digital technology and broadband is transforming the economic opportunities for millions of Nigerians.
Speaking on the choice of Kano, Dr. Bayero Agabi, Executive Director of CECAD said the conference, which is being organized in partnership with Cyber Africa is slated to hold in Kano because of her strategic importance as one of the most social-politically stable, key commercial nerve centre, most vibrant in terms of investment-friendly and hospitable with huge tourism potential.
“The choice of Kano State was well thought out. We see Kano as a centre where stakeholders can engage with the youths who sometime believe are been disenfranchised in term of ICT awareness and adoption,” he said.
He said the conference presents an opportunity to engage multi-stakeholders of high-powered panelists, experts and audience drawn from both the public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy to articulate best ways for promoting youth innovation, job creation and economic development in the digital world.
The Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development is an advocacy, training, public education and development non-profit, non-governmental organisation (NGO).The overall aim of CECAD is to promote cyber responsibility by Internet users at the local, regional, national and international levels through advocacy and public education.
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