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eWorld 2016: NCC, Etisalat top discussants on expanding digital frontier



The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Nigeria’s most value-adding mobile network operator, Etisalat would on Thursday lead discussions the 2016 eWorld Forum in Lagos, with the theme 'Expanding Nigeria’s Digital Frontier In the Change Era,' reports ITRealms.

According to the organizer, Mr. Aaron Ukodie, the forum is aimed at proffering solution to challenges hindering Nigeria’s achievement of a truly digital society and economy as both NCC and Etisalat are expected to deliver key papers.

The teams from NCC and Etisalat, ITRealms gathered, would be joined by top ICT industry experts such as Professor Sola Aderounmu, Director, Information Technology and Communications Unit (INTECU), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and President of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and Dr. D Olateju, Head, Department of Management Technology of the Lagos State University.

President of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) Engineer Lanre Ajayi, President of Nigerian Internet Registration Association ( NIRA), Mr Sunday Folayan and Chairman of Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) Engineer Gbenga Adebayo and Chairman of Teledom International, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem would make up the rich profile of discussants at the one-day eWorld Forum that focuses on finding solutions to the best way forward in Nigeria’s quest to quickly gain ascendancy in achieving a truly digital economy.

As said by Ukodie, Etisalat’s commitment to the Forum is evident to its contributions in Nigeria’s quest to explore the potentials of ICT in solving its economic challenges; a commitment buoyed by its confidence in the Nigerian project, especially in this change era.

He recalled that since its entry into the Nigerian market in 2008, Etisalat has initiated several programmes, projects aimed at enhancing the Nigerian economy and help small and medium enterprises grow. The company has always believed that paying attention to SMEs is surest way to grow the Nigerian economy. Its value-adding voice and data services have helped to change the Nigerian mobile phone user experience.

Ukodie further said that discussions would look at where Nigeria is now in the digital life and how it could expand profiles and economy better served by a healthy digital life.

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