Leading telecommunications company, Glo and other key stakeholders in Nigeria’s ICT ecosystem have indicated their desire to support the Nigerian Women Digital Agenda Summit organised by the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD). The summit holds today in Lagos.
Others that would be part of the summit themed, “Harnessing the Opportunities in the 21st Century,” include the chief executive officers of leading technology companies and technology experts from across Nigeria.
Other partners are the Association of Licensed Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Medallion Communications Limited, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA).
The event was designed to highlight the huge opportunities available to women in the 21st century, accelerate progress and identify Nigerian women across board that have been able to maximise the tremendous opportunities offered by the digital age to better their communities, career and the country at large. It is expected to bring together over 700 women and girls from different walks of life to share strategies and map out the future of the Nigerian woman in a digital age.
Announcing its decision to be official sponsor of the event, Globacom Nigeria said that it believes that technology has great role to play in the economic empowerment of the Nigerian woman.
Globacom has been at the cutting-edge of innovation, introducing most of the novel products and services that have shaped the growth of the telecommunications industry in Nigeria in the last 15 years. The company was the first to launch 4G LTE network in 33 cities across the country in 2016. It recently scored another first by introducing the novel concept of creating a dedicated path in its 4G LTE network for enterprise customers.
According to the Executive Director of CECAD, Dr. Bayero Agabi, the 21st century is a period of tremendous information explosion, where science, technology and innovation are no longer treated as stand-alone but have become integral parts of human existence transforming lives and businesses.