The earlier postponed National Dialogue on Telecommunications and ICT Sector in Nigeria to be hosted Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) takes place this October.
The theme is “Harnessing the Digital Resources for the building of our National Economy”.
The NAF Conference Centre Abuja will hosted thought leaders in the sector who are expected to come up with brilliant ideas as to what the public and private sector can do to maximize the benefits inherent in the digital economy such that the recent fall in Nigeria’s GDP can be reversed.
Expected at the event are: Dr IsaAli Ibrahim Pantami, Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy; Dr. Simon Lalong,Governor of Plateau State; Prof Umar Danbatta, EVC/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission, Mr Kashifu Abdullahi, Director General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Mr Shubham Chaudhuri, Country Director (Nigeria), World Bank; Mr Segun Ogunsanya, Managing Director/CEO, Airtel Networks; Mr Alan Sinfield, Managing Director/CEO, 9mobile; Mr Trevor Liuyan, CEO, Huawei Nigeria and many others.
This National Dialogue on Telecoms and ICT is targeted at changing the structure of the country’s development through the maximum utilization of digital resources such that Federal Government, State Government and other key stakeholders in the Agriculture, Education, Oil & Gas, Health, Industry, Trade and Investment, Security and Defence Sector would leverage on the outcome of this event to improve their contributions to the nation’s GDP.
The strategic dialogue plans to bring together the Presidency, National Assembly, relevant Federal Ministries, State Governors, ICT State Commissioners, Telecom and ICT Operating Companies, World Bank and other international relevant agencies.