Nigeria plans to host the regional digital economy conference in the country as disclosed by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). This was made known in a statement by the Director of Public Affairs, NCC, Dr. Reuben Muoka on Monday in Abuja, Nigeria.
He disclosed that the Digital Economy Regional Conference which is scheduled to take place from January 31 to Feb 1st in the country’s capital will have policymakers and stakeholders in the digital economy ecosystem in the West African sub-region will be in attendance.
He said that the annual conference which is held under the theme “Positioning West Africa’s Digital Economy for the Future will be focused on discussing the future of the digital economy and intensifying regional public-private partnerships in the region.
The annual event is hosted by the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy on behalf of the Nigerian Government, in partnership with the World Bank.
It would also create a means for countries in the region to discuss matters that would foster the digital economies in West Africa and in Africa.
The conference would also be a way to strengthen the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem and provide an avenue for group review in order to accelerate digital transformation and increase collaboration to secure partnerships in the region.
It is also an opportunity to display the growth and progress made in the development of the digital economy in the West African sub-region, which will attract private sponsors for digital transformation.