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Thursday, December 08, 2005

NIG’s third annual convention gets dates

A two-day national convention and the annual general meeting (AGM) of the Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), has been slated to hold at the Pearl Hall, Golden Gate Paradise Ikoyi Lagos, this week Friday and Saturday.

NIG is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation promoting internet access and awareness in the country.

NIG President, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem said that the theme of this year’s convention and AGM is “Youth restiveness: ICT to the rescue” and a paper entitled as such would be delivered by him while the goodwill message would come from the chairman, board of trustees of the group and former Minister of Communications, Chief Olawale Ige.

He also said that there would be two sessions per day, namely morning and afternoon with sub-themes including ‘Youth Empowerment in the digital revolution, becoming employable using Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Job opportunities in ICT- Starting with N15,000 capital, tele-education, tele-training for point-of-need skills acquisition, a click to hope and wealth and ICT for food security and poverty alleviation.

Other sub-themes consist of “Enabling infrastructure, ePayment, human capacity development, legal and regulatory framework, security, Internet content development, .ng ccTLD and Internet Governance".

On the second day of the convention, he said, that youth empowerment using ICT as tool which is sponsored Zenith International Limited would take place at the morning session while the annual general meeting AGM to follow soon after.


At the AGM, Dr. Ekuwem, who also is the chief executive of Teledom Group informed that there would be NIG’s presidential annual report, financial report by the audit, update of .ng ccTLD, in addition to election of the new executive for 2005-2007, and composition of new board of trustees as well as any other business (AOB).

For those interested in vying for NIG’s top four offices, namely president, vice president, publicity secretary and treasurer, he advised that they should pick their nomination forms which are available at NIG’s new secretariat in Ikeja, Lagos.

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