The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) have expressed support for the 2016 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable.
The Executive Director, Operations, DigitalSENSE Africa Media, the organisers of the two-day event, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke said the forum, which is in its 8th edition, would hold in Lagos on June 2 and 3, this year.
According to her, the Executive Vice chairman NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta and Acting Director-General of NITDA, Dr. Vincent Olatunji would lead discussions at the forum.
She said that DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) Media, an At-Large Structure (ALS) certified by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has sustained the tempo since 2009 in collaboration with the NCC and NITDA, while calling on other corporate organisations and Nigerians to join in enlightening Nigerians on the positive use of the Internet for the good of all, especially the youth through creation of opportunities.
NCC, she explained, is the apex telecom regulator in the country with over-arching role among others to assist communications industry stakeholders and practitioners with a view to the development of the industry, whereas NITDA’s mandate encompasses among other things the establishment of human and infrastructure development within the Information Technology (IT) industry and maximisation of these nationwide.
These, opportunities, she said, when well assimilated, could be translated into job and wealth creation, noting that the forum also known as Nigeria ICT4D event has been streamlined to act as a rallying point for Nigerian internet stakeholders in raising and addressing salient issues concerning the ICT sector.
“The two-day forum is aimed at encouraging positive usage of the Internet among the youths, women, students and offers product sellers and manufacturers in Nigeria the opportunity to engage, with global contest in mind,” she said.