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Pantami, Danbatta to brainstorm on Post COVID-19 Digital Economy Strategies for Nigeria

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami and Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta will, among others, brainstorm on the nation’s Post COVID-19 Digital Economy Strategies on Thursday May 28 online.

As today, there are 8,344 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria, 2,385 discharged and 249 deaths.The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has topped 350,000; over 5.55 million cases of the infection have been detected, and over 2.28 million of those patients have recovered.

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy with a population of close to 200 million, is critical to the COVID-19 response in the region. One in five sub-Saharan Africans are Nigerians and the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 in the country will have major ripple effects across the continent. With government revenues collapsing following the fall in oil prices, mitigating the health emergency and subsequent economic ramifications from COVID-19 will be an unprecedented challenge for Nigeria’s policymakers.

The webinar, organised by Nigeria Economy Submit Group (NESG) and entitled: “Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on the Nigerian Digital Economy and Post Pandemic Strategies” and will afford stakeholders opportunity to come up with plans to lift Nigeria out of economic downturn.

Panellists include Executive Vice-Chairman, NCC, Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi – DG, Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Funke Opeke – CEO, MainOne Cable Company; and Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor – Country Director, Google. Others are Mitchell Elegbe – CEO and Founder, Interswitch Group; Prof. Umar Danbatta – Executive Vice-Chairman, NCC; and Omowale David-Ashiru – Vice President, Global Operations Andela.

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Paper Presentations will include Rt HonLegor Idagbo – Chairman House Committee on Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring;  Prof. Omotayo Fakinlede – Professor of Computational Mechanics, Unilag; Akin Oyebode – Special Adviser to Governor of Ekiti; and Dr Antonio Tatakis: Head, Chief Customer Architects ECEMEA Oracle.

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