Internet governance forum in Lagos

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Internet governance forum in Lagos

The 2012 edition of the Nigerian DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) will be held in Lagos on 19 and 20 April.

The event will be held with the theme: Internet Governance and Mobile Economy in Nigeria.

The Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa, Nkemdilim Nweke, said with the licensing of electronic payments companies by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to operate mobile money service, it had become crucial to examine issues relating to implementation of the service in line with relevant laws of the land, in comparison with global best practices.

She said it was imperative to create more awareness on the subject and how it would affect Nigerians and the Internet community in Nigeria because the services are expected to ride on existing mobile networks in the country.

The Minister for Information and Communications, Labaran Maku, the Minister for Science and Technology, Prof. Muhammad Abubakar Ka’Oje, the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Dr Eugene Juwah, and the CEO of NITDA, Prof. Cleopas Angaye, will be among the dignitaries attending the event.



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