National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the government agency responsible for the implementation of Information Technology (IT) policies in Nigeria has announced e-Nigeria Summit 2012.
eNigeria summit is NITDA’s annual flagship of awareness campaign on the diffusion and deployment of Information Technology in Nigeria. It is a platform for professionals and decision makers both within and outside Nigeria to brainstorm on current development in the area of Information Technology and how we can leverage on them to achieve socio-economic development in Nigeria. It is usually used to develop the framework for IT development in Nigeria on an annual basis.
The importance of developing a knowledge economy driven by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is enormous in the current world as this now drives major economies across the globe. Accordingly, it is expedient for countries that intend to partake in the new world to accord developing their knowledge economy the special attention it requires. In Nigeria today, our knowledge-base and technology environment especially in the area of IT is greatly dominated and influenced by foreign technologies. This includes both Software and Hardware that are major components of information technology.
The 2012 edition of eNigeria Summit has therefore been specially designed to address issues geared towards enhancing local content in the deployment of IT in our national economy. The outcome is expected to present a framework for adequately positioning Nigeria among the top leading IT economies across the globe.