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NIGF to focus on enabling digital commonwealth for growth

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The Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF), which has evolved into an inclusive Internet policy dialogue mechanism contributing to national development, will hold the 2019 forum on July 11, in Lagos.

This is to shape the digital future in Nigeria, according to the organisers. The theme for the 2019 Edition is ‘‘Enabling Digital Commonwealth for Development’’.

Chairperson of the NIGF, Mary Uduma, said the forum is part of the NIGF’s efforts to advance Internet Governance issues by facilitating partnerships and coalitions that deliver coordinated domestic response, initiatives, and synergy that best promote and protect the nation’s position on the internet ecosystem in true multi-stakeholder fashion.

Uduma said the forum cover issues like cybersecurity and trust; Internet economy; access, inclusiveness; diversity and openness; critical Internet resources; and emerging issues.

The NIGF Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group (NIGF-MAG), comprising of the Federal Ministry of Communications (MoC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC NG), DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Creative Technology Development International (CTDL), and Global Network for Cyber Solution (GNC), in collaboration with the Internet community stakeholders will come together for the forum.

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