The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, other heads of agencies and parastatals under the ministry are scheduled to grace the maiden edition of the Annual Conference of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters’ Association (NITRA) in Abuja.
With the theme: Digitisation as an Enabler for Tackling Insecurity in Nigeria, the NITRA Conference is also expected to assemble the crème de la crème from the private sector for cross fertilisation of ideas, so as to advance the digital economic agenda of the Federal Government.
Scheduled to hold on December 13, 2021 at the National Press Center, Radio House, the event will provide opportunity for telecoms stakeholders to brainstorm on ways to leverage technology to proffer solutions to the increasing security threats in the country.
The invited industry experts were deliberately selected to do justice to the topical papers that will be presented at the Conference, therefore, the association is confident that participants will be visibly elated.
It is worthy of note that the giant strides through the various pillars of reforms introduced by the Honourable Minister has repositioned the sector as a major contributor to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
The ministry’s aggressive pursuit of positive reforms has no doubt put Nigeria on the path to attainment of Nigeria’s digitalisation before the targeted 2030 date.
As one of the sector’s stakeholders, NITRA did not only see the inaugural annual conference as part of the synergy with the Ministry, Agencies and Departments, but also as an avenue to promote the activities and laudable achievements of the sector.
The association’s President, Mr Blessing Olaifa, in a statement expressed optimism that the annual conference would live up to expectations.
He assures that the lessons that would be learnt from this year’s conference would be used to consolidate on the association’s next edition of the conference.
Partners expected at the Conference are: Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Galaxy Backbone, Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) and National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), ATCON, ALTON, MTN Nigeria, Globacom, Airtel Nigeria, 9Mobile, amongst numerous others.