The 2018 ICTEL EXPO, a professional trade show that focuses on ICT and Telecommunication industry, commenced on Wednesday 25th July 2018 at Eko hotel & suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. The conference was organized by The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI). The theme of the conference was “DEVELOPING EFFICIENCY AND COMPETITIVENESS IN THE DIGITAL AGE”.
The conference was attended by many people in the ICT world. Barrister Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, represented by Mrs. Monilola Udoh delivered the goodwill message. She discussed the ICT sector roadmap launch by the Ministry of Communications and encouraged all to partner with the Federal Government. She stated that the Federal Government is committed to supporting digital economy and the ICT sector in its laudable endeavor.
The 2018 ICTEL EXPO was declared opened by the President, LCCI, Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase who gave the welcome address whilst highlighting how digitalization has helped the world and how the future will be with the help of digitalization in Nigeria. ICT is an infrastructure that must be developed. He emphasized that if we must build a smarter Nigeria, stakeholders must take responsibility.
Other dignitaries that graced the event were Mrs. Felicia Onwegbu representing Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Engr. Oluremi Omowale, and Commissioner for ICT, Osun State, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo, ALTON Chairman,