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eWorld forum focuses on expanding Nigeria’s digital frontier




The 2016 eWorld Forum is scheduled to hold on March 24, in Lagos. This year’s Theme is: 2016: Expanding Nigeria’s Digital Frontier In the Change Era.

The Forum shall also discuss such subthemes as The Digital Financial Services and Financial Inclusion, expanding the Infrastructure and services ecosystem, the role of broadband infrastructure, digital Broadcasting Ecosystem, the question of the Nigerian content and ICT as Catalyst for economic rejuvenation.

Publisher of eWorld Magazine, Aaron Ukodie, said Nigeria’s 2015 slide in performance in global ICT Development Index shows that the country was yet to overcome its digital divide challenges and derive maximum benefit from ICTs for her development. He said Nigeria has not adequately situated itself in global growth in digital financial services in the form of mobile money so as to advance the trend and bring about inclusiveness.

According to him Digital financial services allow millions of people who are otherwise excluded from the formal financial system to perform financial transactions relatively cheaply, securely, and reliably.

Ukodie also stated that mobile broadband infrastructure and services that could enhance the digital life and its associated benefits are still at the low level and stakeholders need to be galvanized to achieve the 2018 broadband penetration projections.

Again, he said Nigeria is yet to access the benefits of digital broadcasting and talks about the Nigerian content were yet to achieve the desired results.

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