The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta and other heads of agencies and parastatals under the ministry are scheduled to grace the maiden edition of the Annual Conference of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters’ Association (NITRA), in Abuja.
Themed “Digitisation as an enabler for tackling insecurity in Nigeria”, the NITRA Conference is also expected to assemble the crème de la crème from the private sector for cross-fertilisation of ideas, to advance the digital economic agenda of the Federal Government.
Scheduled to hold on December 13, 2021, at the National Press Center, Radio House, the event will provide an opportunity for telecoms stakeholders to brainstorm on ways to leverage technology to proffer solutions to the increasing security threats in the country.
The invited industry experts were deliberately selected to do justice to the topical papers that will be presented at the conference, therefore, the association is confident that participants will be visibly elated.
As one of the sector’s stakeholders, NITRA does not only see the inaugural annual conference as part of the synergy with the ministry, agencies and departments but also as an avenue to promote the activities and laudable achievements of the sector.
The association’s president, Mr. Blessing Olaifa, in a statement expressed optimism that the annual conference would live up to expectations.
He assures that the lessons from this year’s conference will consolidate on the next edition of the conference.
Partners expected at the conference are the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Galaxy Backbone, Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT), Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), ATCON, ALTON, MTN Nigeria, Globacom, Airtel Nigeria, 9Mobile, amongst numerous others.