The Presidency is set to open the 2019 edition of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) e-Nigeria International Conference, Exhibitions and Awards.
According to a statement by NITDA’s Head of Media and External Relations, Hajiya Hadiza Umar, the programme has been reschuduled to hold on Thursday, November 28, 2019.
She stated that the event, which was earlier scheduled to hold from November 12 to 14, with the theme: Leveraging Technology and Indigenous Innovation to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals, will now hold from November 28 to 30, 2019.
She revealed that the conference would feature discussions on the topics, with the titles: 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; Implications of Data Protection Regulation for Open Data; Big Data Analytics and Smart Initiatives in Building a Productive National Economy.
The statement stated: “e-Nigeria is Nigeria’s annual Information Technology Conference hosted by the 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 the public and the private sectors as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs) 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 Aisha J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), will deliver the keynote address.”