NIGERIA’S Communications and Technology minister, Barrister Adebayo Shittu will be arriving in the UK in April to chair the first ever Nigerian Communications and Technology Summit taking place in London on April 27 and 28.
Organised by the Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit (NDDIS), the event has been designed to expose Diasporans and other international investors to the opportunities available within Nigeria’s communications and IT sector. At the event, Mr Shittu along with Director Generals of agencies under the Ministry of Communications and Technology and numerous professionals from the Nigerian telecommunications industry will outline areas of potential investment opportunities including mobile phone, Internet penetration and satellite television at this summit.
During an NDDIS Press conference in Abuja, earlier this year, Mr Shittu announced plans to tap into Nigerians living in the Diaspora in a bid to surpass the 30% penetration target set in the National Broadband Plan by the end of the year. He stated that many Nigerians living abroad were endowed with both the technical expertise and the financial resources to make a difference in the country’s Broadband and telecommunications architecture.
According to the minister, because of poor electricity supply in the country, newer technologies were required for Broadband connectivity in the rural communities where the customer base might not justify investment in multi-layer power generation by existing telecommunications operators. He added that the London summit was being packaged to facilitate new investment commitments in the country by diasporans, with the aim of increasing Broadband connectivity, creating jobs and enhancing the economy.
Other speakers expected at this summit include governors from some of states in Nigeria, delegates from chambers of commerce, Mrs Abike Dabiri Erewa, the President’s Senior Special Adviser on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, Lanre Osibona, the Presidents Senior Special Adviser on ICT, Chairmen of the Diaspora, Investment and Communications committees of the National assembly and delegates from several states from Nigeria.
For more information contact:
NDDIS Corporate Secretary
07989 851 693
07903 560 623
07449 844 081
Chairman BABA and Chair NDDIS steering Committee