Nigeria's Special Advisers on ICT to converge for NITDEL

COMPUTING

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Nigeria's Special Advisers on ICT to converge for NITDEL

The Special Advisers on ICT from 13 states will lead delegations to this year’s NITDEL conference in Lagos.

The Nigerian Telecom Development lecture (NITDEL), has been staged annually since 2006.

The event has attracted many notable speakers from within and outside the Nigerian business and political class, it has enjoyed intellectual contributions of such juggernauts and heavy weights like Prof. Wole Soyinka, Africa's most prized intellectual, Prof. Molefi Kete Asante,world's most respected professor of African history, a man said to have published more books than anyone else on African history, our own cleric philosopher, Fr. Mathew KUKAH, Aig Imhokuede, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Donald Duke,Babatunde Raji Fashola, Ernest Ndukwe, Marvel Akpoyibo and a host of others.

NITDEL was moderated in 2008 by the duo of Dele Momodu, the Ovation publisher and Reuben Abati, the chief spokesman to the president of Nigeria, while in 2009, it was Prof. Sola Fajana, who is now the Vice Chancellor of Afe Babalola University, that moderated the event.

This year's edition promises to host the executive Governor of Kwara State, Alh. Abdulfatah Ahmed and a telecom expert, Dr. Bashir Gwandu, an executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) who shall be looking at ICT in Governance and the entire telecom market respectively.

This year, the organisers, Logica Media Group, have extended an invitation to State Government's ICT departments to come as contingents for the lecture.

According to the Managing Director of the company, Yinka Oguntoyinbo, over 15 states have been invited and have already confirmed 13 among them.

The Special Advisers on ICT to the Governors of 13 states have confirmed their willingness to lead a delegation of five members of the state's ICT team to the lectures. The states include Kwara, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Edo, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Ekiti, Delta,Lagos and Oyo.

In the same vein, the chairman of the company and Publisher of The Nigerian Telecoms News, an ICT publication, Otunba Biodun Ajiboye,disclosed further that, all the facets of the Nigerian society have virtually been invited, from the police, to the navy, army, customs, Association of Local Governments of Nigeria,(ALGON) down to the Market Women Association.

When asked why the wide gamut of interest, he said the delegates form the nucleus of the telecom stakeholders’ community, and there is a need to assess the value of the contribution of the industry at this point.

He said: “We are moving onto another decade in this industry, there seems to be some issues with the operational environment that require serious discussion, which is one of the primary reasons why the topic, ‘The Nigerian Telecom industry: prospects and dilemma’ was chosen.

The event is scheduled to be held on 7 September in Lagos.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE COMPUTING NEWS

Cloud - the perfect weapon for SMEs

Cloud Computing gives smaller companies unprecedented access to enterprise-grade software and infrastructure services – allowing them to grow rapidly and compete with larger, more established competitors, says T-Systems. Read More

AfDB, MasterCard to expand financial inclusion in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and MasterCard have announced a broad collaboration that aims to expand financial inclusion across the African continent by broadening access and usage of digital financial services. Read More

Partnership expands ICT support for Ebola fight in West Africa

Collaboration among NetHope, Facebook, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Cisco, EveryLayer and Inveneo will provide sustainable Internet connectivity solutions to support frontline response efforts and long-term recovery in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Read More

IT hiccups put Botswana varsity in disarray

Botswana’s biggest university, the University of Botswana (UB) has been hamstrung by an IT problem that threatens to throw the institution into disarray. Read More

Soronko Solutions takes Tech Needs Girls programme to deprived regions in Ghana

Over 300 girls in the Upper West region of Ghana will be receiving hands-on education on ICT, thanks to the Soronko Solutions Road show known as the Tech Needs Girls programme.  Read More

Mascom to hand over Kitsong centres

As has become tradition, this year, Mascom will hand over ten Business Communication Centres, popularly known as Kitsong Centres. Read More

Hot five tech trends for 2015

In2IT Technologies South Africa predicts this year’s top five tech trends. Read More

Human interface services revenue to break billion dollar barrier within 5 years

Juniper Research says that by 2019 the global market for services based on gesture and biometric interface technologies will be worth an estimated $1.2 billion. Read More

Pandora’s set-top-box

Controlling and facilitating access to the vast amount of content available on the internet and on our TVs, smart phones and myriad of other connected devices in the home today is no easy task, says Pace.  Read More

Hamadoun Touré back in Mali

Mali has welcomed back with pomp and pride its ICT hero, Dr Hamadoun Touré, who has returned home after eight years at the helm of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4Afrika

FEATURED STORY

UCC launches 2015 ACIA awardsUCC launches 2015 ACIA awards

Uganda has launched the fifth Annual Communications and Innovation Awards, which celebrate and foster ICT innovation and achievement.

IN DEPTH

Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up

Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.

COMPANY NEWS

Spectra Wireless, Microsoft 4Afrika launch first commercial TV white spaces services in Africa

University students will now get fast, affordable Internet bundles and receive zero-interest financing when purchasing a new device.