Nigeria’s telecommunications regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Cybersecurity and Compliance advisory company, Digital Encode, are among a growing list of organisations willing to discuss the way forward for the nation’s ICT industry at this year’s NITRA Innovative Tech Forum billed for October 15, 2020.
The forum, hosted by the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA), the national umbrella body of ICT reporters in the country, is aimed at x-raying the industry’s future plans for ICT growth post COVID-19 era.
The virtual event, according to a statement from the NITRA National Secretariat in Lagos, seeks to assess the level of preparedness of ICT stakeholders to play pivotal roles in the stability and growth of all other sectors after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The theme for this year’s edition: “Multi-stakeholders Approach to National Recovery Post-Pandemic”, is part of NITRA’s contribution to the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) innovations and policies in Nigeria.
The statement said that the executive vice chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, is expected to deliver the keynote speech at the event, noting that he would explains Federal Government’s plans, programmes and policies on post-pandemic strategies using ICT.
Dr. Adewale Obadare and Dr. Seyi Akindeinde, Founders of Digital Encode, while accepting to support the event expressed their readiness to offer their expertise in Cybersecurity for organisations to prepare against cyber- attacks with the new normal.
They will also highlight areas that are high risks that need fortification in terms of cybersecurity.
Speaking on the event, Mr. Chike Onwuegbuchi, NITRA’s National Chairman, said the COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave its negative trails across the globe, as economic reboot for countries will not only depend on how well they re-adapt to the new normal, but also more on their recovery plans.
“While the federal government has consistently expressed its willingness to set all policies in place to engender growth, and accelerated implementation of these policies, private sector firms have also shown great hunger for the task ahead in post-COVID-19 era.
“However, the question that needs to be answered is whether all stakeholders are ready for the required task ahead,” Onwuegbuchi stated.
The event will also offer participating companies opportunities to publicize some of their individual efforts at providing lifeline for SMEs and other ancillary companies as the pandemic threatens their survival.
The Continental reports that Digital Encode is a multi-award winning and leading consulting and integration firm that specializes in the design, management, and security of business-critical networks, telecommunications environments and other Information Technology (IT) infrastructures.