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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has confirmed that it would organise this year's technology conference and exhibition, tagged eNigeria Summit 2013.
The acting Director-General of the agency, Dr. Ashiru Daura, who confirmed it, has formally launched the activities towards the successful hosting of the 2013 edition of the NITDA’s annual flagship programme, the eNigeria Summit.
While inaugurating the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the event in Abuja recently, Daura said eNigeria had been specially designed to address issues geared towards enhancing local content in the deployment of Information Technology (IT) in the Nigerian economy, adding that the outcome is expected to present a framework for adequately positioning Nigeria among the top leading IT economies across the globe.
This year’s event is expected to hold from December 3-5, in Abuja with the theme: 'IT Local Content in Nigeria, the Journey so far. Director at the Lagos Business School, Dr. Pat Utomi, is billed to give the keynote address, among other speakers from both the local and international scenes.
Utomi is expected to share his wealth of knowledge on the nation as it borders on a knowledge economy driven through the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) as a tool that drives major economies across the globe, while the Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, would be the Chief Host.
As part of the objective of the summit, eNigeria 2013 will examine and proffer key strategies that will enhance Nigeria’s content in IT, reposition products and services as well as promote requisite framework for empowering indigenous IT entrepreneurs in order to contribute to Nigeria’s gross domestic product.
The summit is also expected to also draw up a framework for providing critical employment through IT and other digital opportunity windows just as it will examine challenges and factors militating against IT local content development in the country.