The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in collaboration with relevant stakeholders from the public and private sector has organized this year’s edition of Nigeria International Conference.
The conference brings together ICT experts, solution providers and relevant IT issues across the globe with the major aim of leveraging the issues for sustainable socio – economic development of Nigeria.
The maiden edition of eNigeria took place in March 2003 and the objective was “ICT Development in the Nigeria Public Service “. The religious implementation of the communiqué raised at the conference gave birth to the unique revelation currently being witnessed in the Nigerian Federal Civil Service. 2005 edition led to the development and deployment of ICTs in Nigeria Rural Areas.
Nigerian Local Content in ICT development was addressed in 2012 edition and its major achievement was the development of a framework and Guidelines for Nigerian content in information Technology.
Since its inception in 2003, the organizers have been able to put six editions in place. This year’s edition which has the theme: “Local Content in ICT Development in Nigeria “will discourse issues raised in 2012 edition.
One of the stakeholders in the ICT industry, Domino Information Company Ltd was at the exhibition stands showcasing their products to attendees. The General Manager, Admin and operations, Dr. David Atte told newsmen that eNigeria is a noble invention by NITDA. Domino according to Dr. Atte provides managers with software to run their businesses. He said their services help managers to monitor events in their organizations even when they are outside the country. He went on to say that a manager can sign file due on his table while he is in faraway Tokyo. Such file when signed, an alert will be sent back to people in the office to continue with other operations.
Domino’s services are being used in Delta State Assembly. Dr. Atte told newsmen that an average package will cost the sum of eight million naira only. Chief Uzo Nduka is the CEO of the company which has its head office in Lagos, with branches in Abuja, Asaba and Port-Harcourt
Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NIRA) was on ground to inform the public of the need to embrace local content. President of the body, Mrs. Mary Uduma was represented in an interview Chief with newsmen by the Acting Secretary and Chief Operations Officer, Akinbo A. A. Cornerstone. He told newsmen that NIRA advertises and regulates registration of .ng domain name, which is a direct product of local content. He cited trust and security as the unique selling propositions of his organization. He further said there are accredited sellers of .ng domain names which NIRA supervise and advertise their activities. He enjoined Nigerians to embrace the use of .ng as it will give them special identity.
Chief Don Etiebet told newsmen at the occasion that eNigeria has put Nigeria at par with most developed countries. The opening ceremony was performed by Arc. Namadi Sambo, the Vice President of Nigeria.