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Pantami leads stakeholders to ICT growth conference

By Guardian Nigeria
31 August 2022   |   7:10 pm
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, is billed to lead stakeholders to the yearly information and communications technology (ICT) roundtable that x-rays the industry...

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, during his appearance at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum at NAN headquarters in Abuja on Sunday. Photo/NAN

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, is billed to lead stakeholders to the yearly information and communications technology (ICT) roundtable that x-rays the industry and how to chart growth paths for them.
  
Organised by the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) and scheduled to hold in Lagos, on September 29, with its theme, “Creating A Digital Ecosystem In Nigeria: The Hurdles, The Gains,” Pantami will lead industry regulators and decision makers in the various ICT subsectors, both in the private and public sectors, to discuss issues that will engender growth in the industry, and further position it as the nation’s economy driver.
  
Speaking on the event, the Chairman, NITRA, Chike Onwuegbuchi noted: “The theme of this year’s conference is aimed at the various efforts by governments and the private sector towards a digitalized Nigeria.”
   
The event targets to bring stakeholders in the sector, both from the public and private sectors, to discuss and find ways of accelerating growth in the industry as a means of achieving laudable federal government set targets and policies, including those recorded in policy documents by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the NCC and NITDA.

These documents include NITDA’s Strategic Roadmap and Action Plan (SRAP 2021-2024); The Nigerian Cybercrime Act of 2015; the National Policy for the Promotion of Indigenous Content (NPPIC); The National Telecommunications Policy; the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP) 2020-2025; National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), the CBN Monetary Policy, among others.