NITDA sets agenda for eNigeria Nov 18

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OLABISI OLALEYE bisiolaleye@gmail.com 08094000013, 08111813040

In order to will deliver the much anticipated Nigeria eGovernment frame work at the eNigeria 2014, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has scheduled 18th to 20th November, 2014 for technological opportunities.

This year’s event will have in at­tendance, President Goodluck Jonathan as the Special Guest of honour just as renowned Nigerian lead concept Chevro­let Volt electric car designer, Jelani Aliyu has been confirmed to deliver the keynote address at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

The Ag. Head of Corporate Strategy and Research, NITDA, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, said “One unique thing that will differentiate eNigeria 2104 from previ­ous editions is the delivery of the Nigeria eGovernemnt Frame Work by the Korean official who have been partnering with the Federal Government and helping with developing the framework within the last one year, now the time is ready and it will be officially handed to Nigerians through NITDA at eNigeria 2014”.

Themed: “Creating Market Opportuni­ties for Indigenous ICT Products and Ser­vices”. With the increasing interest and growing participation of more organisa­tions at the event, Olatunji said that this year’s event will feature no fewer than 30 exhibitors will showcase their solu­tions, products and services. Adding that a number of companies that participated at GITEX 2014 in Dubai, have already confirmed their participation at eNigeria 2104, while some other companies that could not make it to GITEX 2014 have also confirmed participation.

For the first time since the inception of eNigeria, there will be an international participation this year following Nigeria’s involvement as Official Country Part­ner at GITEX 2104, with the agency’s confirmation that the World Trade Center, in Dubai has already shown interest to be part of eNigeria 2014.

According to NITDA, “Nihilent has been on a tour of states, local govern­ment, ministries, departments and agen­cies to evaluate and ascertain their level of ICT deployment for governance and administration and it impacts”.

There award will feature winners in five different categories which include The Best ICT Driven MDA, The Best ICT Driven State, Best Web Presence, The Best ICT Driven Local Government and The Best eGovernance Project (ex­ecuted) and a Special Jury Award.

“This is good news for us, because when you have good innovation with the requisite entrepreneurship spirit to back it up, then accessing the financial support will be easy as NITDA has put in place modalities for venture capitals”.

Source : SunOnline

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