As the much expected 2nd edition of the Cyber Nigeria Forum billed to hold on the 29th of June 2012 gathers more interest, major industry organizations as well as pressure groups has continued to identify with the vision. Prominent among whom is ‘the flagship of Nigeria in cyberspace’ – the Nigeria Internet Group, which is the umbrella body for the internet sector in Nigeria.
In its endorsement letter to the organizers of the event, the President of the association Engr. Bayo Banjo, expressed the pleasure of the group in identifying with Cyber Nigeria Forum 2012. In their words: “The Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) is pleased to endorse the Cyber Nigeria Forum with the theme: ‘’The Economics of Cyberspace and Cyber Responsibility’’ focusing on the activities of Nigeria in the cyberspace particular the effort by youth to make positive impact by using the social media tool”.
It went on to state that the NIG support for this forum is based on its reputation for an all-inclusive Nigeria participation in positive internet usage and development particularly the youth using the social media to make positive impact.
According to the NIG President, “We see Cyber Nigeria Forum being organized by the Cyber Africa as a roundtable for Nigeria Internet stakeholders in raising and addressing salient issues concerning the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector with particular reference to the internet positive usage, other related issues and development in Nigeria” he said.
The event tagged Cyber Nigeria Forum 2012, is a collaborative effort between Tribe Media Company limited (publishers of Horizon Magazine, CyberAfrica magazine and CyberAfrica TV show) and Private Media Mart Limited.
It is designed to focus on Nigeria’s’ activities in the cyberspace; benefits derivable form the internet, e business, cashless transactions, regulation, job creation and economic development in line with the government transformation agenda. The event will also examine Nigeria and its activities in the cyber space Vis a vis how the youth are channeling their creative energy to making positive impact or otherwise using the social media tools.
It is designed to focus on Nigeria activities in the cyberspace; benefits derivable form the internet, e-business, cashless transactions, regulation, job creation and economic development in line with the government transformation.
This full-day event will be broken into three (3) masterclass sessions. Each will have sub-topics to be delivered by seasoned local and international resource persons with some of the highlights of the day including the unveiling of CYBER NIGERIA FOUNDATION which is a collaborative effort that is meant to aid the adoption, and help the Nation’s youth to maximize the advantages of the cyber space for national development.
It will also have the institution of the maiden edition of the ‘Cyber Nigeria Awards’, which is meant to reward the various individuals, organizations and government institutions that have helped to deepen positive cyber content/access and availability and efforts in the country.
There’ll also be a formal unveiling of CYBER AFRICA NEWSPAPER, HORIZON INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE and TechBrandReview® newsletter. The event has so far been endorsed by National IT Development Agency (NITDA), EFCC, NOTAP and the Federal Ministry of Information Communication.