NITDA, WEF commend Digital Africa for its local content
The National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) have endorsed the Digital Africa Conference & Exhibition 2014, stating that its theme and content is timely and topical.
The Ministry of Communication Technology and World Electronics Forum (WEF) had recently threw their weight behind the conference for promoting “local and global technology”.
The 2014 edition of the Digital Africa Conference & Exhibition, slated for May 20-22, 2014 in Lagos is the second in the series.
Receiving the Digital Africa Team during a working visit to the agency, Acting Director General, National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Dr. Ashiru Daura said, “In the last decade, rapid churn out and mass production of information and communication technology innovation have changed the world as we know it.”
He said to ensure alignment and adherence to best practices, public and private sector institutions in Nigeria have spent hundreds of billions of Naira on technology innovations and solutions.
“Yet we can hardly point to global brands that have we grown out of the country. As such, huge capital flight plagues the fast growing technology sector,” he said. Dr. Evans Woherem, Chairman of Digital Africa Global Consult Limited, organisers of the Digital Africa Conference said, “Our vision is to move Africa from a passive consumer to a dominant innovator and user of digital technologies.”