The Nigeria Computer Society Conference 2022 was a rich platform for Thought Leaders, Policymakers, IT Professionals, and Members of the Academia to discuss and propose practical and sustainable steps towards “A Smart, Secure and Sustainable Nation” which was the theme for the event.
Speaking during the event, held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta from the 2nd to the 4th of August 2022, was the Chairman of NCS International Conference 2022 and Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ibrahim Pantami. The Honourable Minister in his opening remarks, said the adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) initiatives and their application in all sectors of the nation’s economy, cannot be overemphasized. He added that these form the nucleus of the Ministry’s Digital Economy Agenda and Policy direction.
The Minister also stated that smart nation initiatives are basically about the deployment of Digital Technology to support and enable operational efficiency, adding that such initiatives ought to be embraced by all as they have immense benefits in moving the nation towards sustainable development. Other dignitaries at the conference included the Director General, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engineer Aliyu Aziz, and the Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu.
The President of the Nigeria Computer Society in his address emphasized that the current security challenges in Nigeria have become a major concern of the NCS, necessitating discussions around the full adoption of smart systems in governance, production, agriculture, business, science, economy, engineering, management, and national security.
Nigeria Internet Registration Association was represented by the Head of Business Development, Mrs. Chioma Keke, Mr. Modebayo Akingbemila (Social Media/Content officer), and Mr. Emmanuel Olu-Festus (Legal Officer). NCS is a critical stakeholder of NiRA and NiRA is proud to be an attendee and exhibitor at the annual event.