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Buhari to declare open 12th annual NITDA e-Nigeria conference, as event now begins Nov. 28

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President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to declare open the 12th Edition of e-Nigeria International Conference, Exhibitions and Awards 2019, organised by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) with the theme: ‘Leveraging Technology and Indigenous Innovation to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals.

In a statement made available to The Witness on Sunday by Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations at NITDA, Mrs. Hadiza Umar, mnipr, m.apra, mcipr, the IT agency said three day event which was earlier scheduled to hold from 12th– 14th November, will now hold from 28th – 30th November, 2019 in Abuja.

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, Anticorruption, 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.

“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.

NITDA, a federal government agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy was established in April 2001 to implement the Nigerian Information Technology Policy as well as coordinate general IT development and regulation in the country.

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