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Monday, February 13, 2012

ATCON drums support for DigitalSENSE forum on IG4D

Omo-Ettu, ATCON president
The umbrella organization of telecommunications firms in the country, the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has once again drummed support for the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) for 2012 with its endorsement.

This was affirmed by the Executive Secretary, ATCON, Mr. Ajibola Olude at the weekend.
Olude in a letter dated February 2, 2012 stated that he was pleased to convey the approval of the National Executive Council (NEC).

He also outlined some of the support to be given by ATCON to include that DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA) has the backing of ATCON on all documents and publications for the conference.

Olude promised that the Nigeria DigitalSENSE forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) for 2012 would be broadcast among ATCON members.

While assuring the organizers that the ATCON president, Mr. Titi Omo-Ettu, has advanced plans to give a goodwill message at the event, he noted that the association would send its mementos to the event as show of its endorsement.

Reacting to the endorsement, the Executive Director, Operations at DigitalSENSE Africa, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke applauded the leadership of ATCON for its prompt endorsement of the event within a short-time of its proclamation and advised other stakeholders to join forced with DSA as the issue of positive use of the Internet, especially for the sake of Nigerian youth, whom she said are the ones to make or mar cashless economy.

For her, the Nigerian youths could make the cashless economy recently introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) or mar the system, mostly when they refused to be guided properly.

She recalled that youthful online entrepreneur, Mr. Japheth Omojuwa, has advanced plans to speak at the 2012 edition of the Nigeria DigitalSENSE Africa forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D).

She also disclosed that Omojuwa, a public analyst of economic issues on television, radio and new media, would be discussing Internet and Social Media as a tool for development, at this year’s annual DSA forum on Internet Governance for Development, to be held in Lagos, between March 8 and 9, 2012 at Golden Gate, Ikoyi-Lagos.

Remmy Nweke

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