The annual e-Nigeria conference slated for Nov. 28, would leverage on advancing technology, indigenous innovation and ensure Nigeria attained the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda of 2030,the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) said.
This was in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja and signed by Mrs Hadiza Umar, Head Cooperate Affairs and External Relations of NITDA.
The conference, which would be the 12th edition, had the proposed theme as ‘Leveraging Technology and Indigenous Innovation to Attain the Sustainable Development Goals’ was earlier postponed.
According to Umar, the conference date has changed from Nov. 12 to 14 to Nov. 28 to 30 and will be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari.
She recalled that SDG nine focused on industrialisation, promoting innovation and building resilient infrastructure that would develop the economy of nations.
Umar further said that technological progress was a major factor to finding lasting solutions to both economic and environmental challenges, faced by many people across the globe, especially in developing countries.
“NITDA wishes to notify the general public that the 12th edition of e-Nigeria International Conference, Exhibitions and Awards has now been slated to commence on Thursday, November 28.
“The year’s e-Nigeria will focus on discussions around creating new job opportunities and economic development through technological innovation, harnessing indigenous innovation and creativity for poverty reduction in Nigeria.
“It will also leverage disruptive innovation for achieving good health, national security, anti-corruption and sustainable energy systems,” she said.
The official added that the conference would project the implications of data protection regulation for open data, big data analytics, and smart initiatives in building a productive national economy.
e-Nigeria is Nigeria’s annual Information Technology conference hosted by NITDA in collaboration with relevant stakeholders from both the public and the private sector as well as Non-Governmental Organisations and the academia.
e-Nigeria serves as a platform for Information Communication Technology awareness creation, development of appropriate regulatory instruments and best practices in order to facilitate the positioning of Nigeria in the global information society.