The Association of Telecom Company of Nigeria (ATCON) has announced the registration for a national Dialogue on ICT sector.
ATCON under the leadership of the President, Mr Olusola Teniola said that the national dialogue is holding under a well-researched theme: ‘Harnessing the Digital Resources for the building of our National Economy’; it is slated for Thursday, March 26, 2020 at NAF Conference Centre and Suites, Abuja by 9am.
The Minister, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, is expected to deliver a Keynote Address on the under-listed topics which would be the focus of the panel discussions at the dialogue:
Private Public Partnership and Development of Mechanism for the seamless Management of Inter-Ministries and Agencies: an imperative for Broadband Infrastructure Development in Nigeria
National Funding and Investment Strategy for Broadband Infrastructure and Digital Economy: The Importance of Education and Awareness
Regulation on Emerging Technologies (AI, IoT, Robotics, Blockchain, etc): Leveraging on Nigerian Young Population’s Innovation and Creativity for National Development
The President of ATCON said that the Association is convening the Dialogue as a channel collaborative effort toward Nigerian Digital Economy with the sole aim of accelerating our economy’s performance in relation to other leading African countries
“The platform will serve as a forum to discuss the recently launched documents on Digital Economy and take stakeholders input for implementation.
“To optimally Xray the factors that have worked for and against the telecom and ICT sector in Nigeria and to discuss regulations and policies around AI, IoT and Blockchain
“The growth across all the sectors of Nigeria’s economy is expected to be exponential as a result of the resolve by the Federal Government of Nigeria under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to drive the entire economy through digital resources.
“This 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.
“One of the overriding deliverables of this national dialogue on telecoms and ICT sector is that the adoption of digital resources by all aforementioned sectors would lead to development which would eventually make Nigeria to join the league of the top 20 global economies”, ATCON said.