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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

NITEX’11 to hold in Lagos

President, Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) Professor Charles Uwadia has said that the group’s Nigeria Information Technology Exhibition NITEX 2011 would hold in Lagos later this month.

Briefing newsmen at the NCS secretariat Alausa, Uwadia said that NITEX 2011 would be holding between June 15 and 17, 2011 at the Lagoon, Victoria Island Lagos.

He said that NITEX 2011 is a consolidation of earlier editions that commenced in 1997 up till the 2010 edition.

“NITEX as an exhibition platform to demonstrate and showcase the innate brilliance, strength of character, and resilience of the typical Nigerian entrepreneur,” he said.

Prof. Uwadia also said that NITEX creates a forum for creativity, innovation and healthy competition among industry players, thus an avenue for promoting and encouraging indigenous, local entrepreneurs, and emerging markets to showcase their products and services.

“Through these efforts, it is hoped that the menace of unemployment in our country will be redressed,” he said.

This year’s event, Uwadia said would hold on the theme ‘Deployment of IT tools for Sustainable Economic Growth’ for the three-day event.

He emphasised that NITEX 2011 would be an all inclusive exhibition, bringing together IT hardware and software manufacturers, developers, vendors and resellers; service and solution providers will also be in attendance.

“We also expect prospective buyers from government and the industry, policy makers, students and members of the public,” he said.

Uwadia disclosed that NCS is partnering some industry groups comprising Information Technology (Industry) Association (ITAN), Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), and National Association of Computer Science Students (NACOSS).

Additionally, he said, NCS is partnering National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN), National Export Promotion Council (NEPC), National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), as well as Computers and Allied Products Distributors Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN).

Further, he urged the ICT media to continue on its role and contributions in propagating the vision and mission of NCS.

“We urge you to continue playing this role by giving all activities related to NITEX 2011 the widest possible coverage,” he said.

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