NIG to discuss future of Internet


President of NIG, Adebayo Banjo

THE Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization promoting the Internet and usage in Nigeria since 1995 has concluded plans to host its yearly conference and exhibition, the 2015 edition.

Slated for August 27 and 28 in Lagos, the President of NIG, Adebayo Banjo, said the theme is “Internet Penetration: The Way Forward.”    Banjo explained that the NIG forum has been in place since the inception of the Group and has provided the necessary platform where industry stakeholders and the public meet to discuss various topical issues and proffer solutions.

He said that this year’s conference is particularly important because of the significant moves towards the development of the broadband technology to increase penetration, usage and affordability in the country.

Continuing, he said that issues such as critical success factors to the infrastructure provision, improved broadband penetration, appropriate legal and regulatory frameworks and political-will of the government to implement right policies among others will be discussed and solutions proffered.

The Conference will also offer opportunity for corporate bodies and organizations to showcase their products and services before a quality audience that will tour the exhibition stands and informed choices made.

Some dignitaries expected at the conference included the Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, who is the special guest designate; former minister of communication, Olawale Ige, who is also the Chairman of the NIG Board of Trustees to chair the occasion; the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umaru Garba Danbatta and the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Peter Jack each presenting the keynote address of the conference.”

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