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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, would lead the industry leaders and speakers to the 2022 Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF2022) on the theme “Advancing Digital Transformation and Trust in Nigeria” reports 
The Chair, 2022 Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group (NIGF-MAG), Mr. Muhammad Rudman, who doubles as president, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), confirmed that the 10th annual edition of the forum, organised by the MAG, would be a two-day hybrid experience and holds on 14th and 15th, September, this year.

He pointed out that for many Nigerians, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the importance of the Internet and digital technologies as a critical part of daily living hence, the necessity to deliberate the above theme.

"Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, will lead the industry leaders and speakers to NIGF2022 among the lineup of eminent participants, just as there would be a high-level panel discussion on the 2020 to 2030 Digital Economy Strategy," he said.

Other confirmed speakers for the NIGF2022 include Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi- Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta- Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Mr. Gbenga Sesan, founder and Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative; Samaila Atsen Bako, Director, Communications Cyber Security Experts Association of Nigeria (CSEAN)); Mrs. Martha Omoekpen Alade, founder and Executive Director, Women in Technology in Nigeria, amongst others.

The NIGF-MAG, he said, comprises of stakeholders from the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMCDE), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC NG), DigitalSENSE Africa Media (DSA), in partnership with other local Internet stakeholders.

Following the recorded success of previous years, Rudman said, the NIGF 2022 promises to be an interesting event, given the array of this year's line up.

Rudman further advised potential participants to register; including members of the public from the Private Sector, Government, Civil Society, Intergovernmental Organisations, Academia as well as Internet end-users were encouraged to register and attend the event live on the NIGF event website on and all her social media platforms (@NigeriaIGF).

He explained that registration and attendance are free, "Upon registration, participants will receive the event notifications and updates, free access to the digital edition of the event's report and more."

The events for the 14th of September 2022 are dedicated to the youth and women, whilst the main event will be held on the 15th of September 2022.

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