Ministry postpones 2021 digital economy conference

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, who made this clarification to newsmen at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the State House, Abuja, explained that the action did not originate from his ministry.

The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has announced the postponement of the 2021 Digital Nigeria Conference, Exhibition and Awards earlier scheduled to hold from October 25-27.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations, National Information Technology Development Agency, Hadiza Umar, on Friday in Abuja.

Umar said that a new date for the event would be communicated in no distant future.

She said, “The event, formerly known as e-Nigeria International Conference and Exhibition is the flagship technology event in the Nigerian digital economy sector.

“The conference themed ‘Digital Transformation: A Pathway to Sustainable Digital Economy’” is aimed at addressing Nigeria’s technological challenges in achieving sustainable socio-economic development.

“Having spent the past months preparing for the conference and exhibition in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and partners, we are not oblivious of the impact of this decision and therefore regret any inconveniences this might have caused you.

“The ‘Digital Nigeria Day’ which is a day designated to promote the development of the Digital Economy in Nigeria will still be celebrated on Sunday, October 24.

“We want to thank all our partners and stakeholders for their continuous support as we use this period to finalise all preparations for the new date which will be communicated soon.”

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