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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2017 gets date in Lagos, to accelerate ICT

In the spirit of forging closer cooperation, the governments of India and Nigeria are joining forces to accelerate growth of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in both countries, just as the Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2017, gets date, reports ITRealms.

This, ITRealms gathered would be the focus of a two-day international conference and exhibition, under the auspices of Indo-Africa relations, scheduled to hold on September 6th and 7th at the Eko Hotel, Lagos.

The Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2017, ITRealms also gathered, is being organised by the Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC), an organisation set up by the Government of India to promote and support export of telecom equipment and services.

The Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications, Manoj Sinha, in a personal letter to his Nigerian counterpart, Barrister Abdul-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, noted that “India has emerged as one of the prominent trade partners for Africa, and has shown complementarities for business to expand and grow.”

In addition, Mr. Sinha pointed out that IT and Telecom form the backbone for the growth of any country and Africa has been one of the fastest growing markets worldwide in ICT adoption and communication technology.

“The relationship and commitment between India and African countries, Government of India has proposed to host the 3rd edition of Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2017 in conjunction with IT and Telecom Summit,” he said, which paved the way for the collaboration of both countries’ ministries in charge of communications.

He explained that the partnership of both ministries “would bring together over 100 ICT companies from India and many more from ICT sector from Africa and attract over 2000 visitors.”

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