PRESIDENT BUHARI HONORS DR PANTAMI'S INVITATION, DECLARES ENIGERIA 2019 OPEN

Honoring the Invitations of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Panatami FNCS, FBCS, FIIM to serve as the Special Guest of Honour and officially declare eNigeria 2019 Conference, Exhibitions and Awards Open, His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR today for the third year consecutively declared the IT summit open.

The eNigeria 2019 conference is with the theme “National Digital Economy”. The two-day event holding at the International Conference Center, Abuja is a veritable platform for stakeholders in the Information Technology (IT) Sector to brainstorm and come up with resolutions that would place Nigeria on the path of success in line with global best practices.

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy is the Chief Host/ Chief Convener of the event, the Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mal Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi is the Host/ Convener while the heads of parastatals and agencies under the supervision of the Ministry namely Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) Galaxy Backbone Limited and Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) serve as the Co-Conveners. The Keynote address was delivered by CEO of MainOne, Ms Funke Opeke.

The main highlight of the day was the official opening and unveiling of the NATIONAL DIGITAL ECONOMY POLICY AND STRATEGY and also the presentation of the Startup Seed Fund to the Sum of 3 Million Naira each to Abdulkarim Bashir of Chiniki Guard and Osawaru Stephen of 247 Medics. Both excelled brilliantly during the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Chiniki Guard was the Overall Global Winner at GITEX 2019 Supernova Challenge (AI) Category.

 

Source: Mr Yusuf Abubakar, Personal Assistant (New Media) to The Minister