Mr Peter Jack, the Director General of Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has said his agency will use the forthcoming Gitex event in the UAE to showcase Nigeria’s huge potentials in ICT investment.
“We are using Gitex to affirm the fact that Nigeria welcomes investors and seeks global partnership to explore her diverse opportunities. Nigeria is in Gitex to meet Investors seeking new, dynamic and rewarding markets”, Jack said.
Gitex Technology is the premier technology event in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) billed to hold between October 12-16, 2014.
He said the show will highlight current policy thrust and action plans by Nigeria government and how all these have helped to open extensive opportunities for high yield investment in the power, ICT and agriculture sectors, among others.
The NITDA chief is optimistic that the country’s participation at the forum will enable the ICT sector increase its GDP contribution.
According to him, Nigeria is promoting its IT start-ups and budding entrepreneurs to expose them to potential offshore partnerships and also collaboration opportunities in software and local content developments, particularly capacity building, Jack added.
Nigeria delegate expected at the event include Dr Omobola Johnson, the Minister for Communication Technology and her counterpart from the Agriculture Ministry, Akinwumi Adesina. Others expected are Saratu Umar, Executive Secretary/CEO, National Investment Promotion Council and Austin Okere, Group CEO, Computer Warehouse Group Plc.