Vanguard (Lagos)

2 August 2014

Nigeria: Experts, Stakeholders Converge for ICT Development in Nigeria

Nigerian ICT sector will experience a new dimension for improved operation after some leading voices in the sector in Nigeria must have concluded discussion on the increasingly fundamental role of ICT for sustainable development in the country.

ThistlePraxis Consulting, in its quota to promote standards, sustainability and development in Nigeria system has in the past editions organised on themes: National Planning, Agriculture, Public Health and Education, where experts in and outside Nigeria were invited to do justice to the above subject matters with tremendous achievements.

Considering the positive impact of previous events on the Nigerian economy, ThistlePraxis is partnering Etisalat Nigeria to host the fifth edition of Thought Leadership series to evaluate ICT Sustainability Development in Nigeria, according to management sources.

This edition with the theme: "ICT for Development; Aligning Challenges with Potential" will feature the following seasoned experts in the sector for productive and solution-oriented; Dr. Evans Woherem, Founder/Chairman, Digital Africa Consult; Odo Effiong, Special Adviser on ICT Development, Cross River State Government; Chika Nwobi, CEO, Level5Labs; Nkem Begho, CEO, Future Soft Nigeria; Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) and Matthew Wilsher, CEO, Etisalat Nigeria.

Adebiyi Fashoyin, Marketing Manager, Mobile Knowledge Solutions will moderate the conversations.

According to the source, the variety of technological changes necessary for sustainable development in Nigeria will keep up with and counteract growing environmental damages caused by the steady increase in production and consumption.

It must be emphasized that technology is not independent of society either in its shaping or its effects. Sustainability in technology runs beyond creating existing infrastructure because they must outlive the present and benefit the future.

While some may argue that modern technology partly is to be blamed for today's problems, it is an acceptable deduction to say that a nation's sustainability depends to a considerable extent on new technical solutions.

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