Stakeholders in the information technology (IT) industry have gathered in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital for the 27th Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) National Conference.

The Conference is a unique gathering of the academia, industry and thought leaders to address challenges and highlight opportunities related to building a digital, prosperous and inclusive Nigeria that leverages on information technology to achieve Sustainable Development.

Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Governor of Oyo State is the Chief Host. Minister of Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu and Director General of NITDA were all in attendance.

The conference focused on important issues related to the theme and sub themes such as: Poverty Eradication and Job Creation in the rural Economy.

Topics: Internet and Broadband for All, e-agriculture, e-health, e-education for inclusion: Software and Local Content. Digital Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

Tech Startup, SME and Youth Enterpreneurship. E-Voting and Election Management. New Technologies for Economic Growth and Diversification.

Digital Literacy, Knowledge Culture and Human Capital Development. Policy and Regulatory Framework. E-government, Citizen Engagement and Open Government. Fintech, e-Commerce and Financial Inclusion. Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Innovative Collaboration and partnership. Cyber security: Awareness, Threat, Protection and Digital Rights. Innovation for the Elderly, Internally Displaced Persons and the Vulnerable, are subthemes to be discussed at the conference.

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L-R: Special Guest of Honour, Prof. Bolanle Awe; President, Nigeria Computers Society, Prof. Adesola Aderounmu; Oyo State Governor and recipient of ‘Digital Governor of the Year,’ Senator Abiola Ajimobi; first President, NCS, Prof. Olu Longe; and Commissioner for Information, Gombe State, Hajia Ashimowu Mohammed, during the 27th National Conference of the NCS, in Ibadan… on Tuesday. Photo: Governor’s Office.
L-R: Vice President, Nigeria Computers Society, Prof. Charles Uwadia; Oyo State Governor and recipient of ‘Digital Governor of the Year,’ Senator Abiola Ajimobi, President, NCS, Prof. Adesola Aderounmu; and Provost, College of Sciences, University of Ibadan, Prof. Adenike Osofisan, during the 27th National Conference of the NCS, in Ibadan… on Tuesday. Photo: Governor’s Office.

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