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NIGF 2018 to boost e-governance in Nigeria



The Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group (MAG) of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) has announced plans for its 2018 forum with focus on deepening e-governance in Nigeria.

The event, according to a statement, is scheduled to take place next month in Abuja. It is expected to have the Honourable Minster of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, as the Special Guest of Honour.

According to a statement from the organisers, the theme of this year’s forum is ‘Internet as Enabler for Good Governance’. “Objective of NIGF 2018 is to facilitate stakeholders’ intervention on the use of Internet for the enthronement of good governance for national economic recovery; stimulate the Internet community open participation in a regional and global Internet policy dialogue on emerging Internet issues; and engage stakeholders toward effective monitoring of the implementation of National Economic & Growth Plan and Sustainable Development Goals,” the organisers said.

The forum is expected to provide common approaches and stakeholders’ consensus for impact good governance policies on the national economy, development and security. It is also expected to provide opportunity for Internet governance policy, public hearing and open consultative process in response to the regional and global IGF demand for local inclusion.

The MAG of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum comprises the Federal Ministry of Communications (MoC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC), DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Creative Technology Development International (CTDL), and Global Network for Cybersolution (GNC).

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