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All is set for 2016 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum 2016 on Internet Governance

All is now set for the two-day 2016 Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable, commencing tomorrow, Thursday, June 2 through Friday, June 3, at the Digital Bridge Institute, former NITEL Training School, Cappa Oshodi-Lagos.

Confirming this, the Executive Director, Operations, DigitalSENSE Africa Media, the organisers of forum, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke, declared that all is set for the this year’s two-day forum to be chaired by the President of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), Prof. Adesola Aderounmu who will be exploring his agenda for the larger Nigerian society through the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum series.

Mrs Nweke pointed out that Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum series which is on its 8th edition has remained a distinguished annual rallying point for Internet stakeholders in the country, with this year’s themes, focusing on ‘Internet Governance: Creating Opportunities for All Nigerians’ on Day 1, whereas the Day 2 is the Nigeria IPV6 Roundtable would be on ‘Creating Opportunities for Nigerians with IPv6’ in commemoration of the World IPv6 Day 2016.

According to her, the Honorable Minister for Communication, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) Job Creation and Youth Empowerment to the Vice President, Afolabi Imoukhuede, acting DG, NITDA, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, and DG, Debt Management Office, Dr. Abraham Nwankwo among others, would be leading guests and discussions at the two-day forum under the chairmanship of President, NCS, Prof. Adesola Aderounmu; as some of the confirmed keynote speakers.

Aderounmu, she said, is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Fellow of Nigeria Computer Society, Registered Professional Engineer with Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) to name a few.

DigitalSENSE Africa Media, she noted, is an At-Large Structure certified by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and organizes this annual forum in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Galaxy Backbone and National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) among others.

She also said, DigitalSENSE Africa is a team of internationally reputed and award-winning Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry analysts and perception managers; professionally affiliated to African Regional At-Large Organisation (AFRALO) for shaping the future of the Internet, African Civil Society for the Information Society (ACSIS), as well as the media caucus of African Information Society Initiative (AISI) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), etcetera.


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