ICT Stakeholders’ Tap Into NITRA’s Tech Space
…Holds Quarterly Forum On Thursday
By Joshua Olaleye
The umbrella body for telecoms reporters in the country, the Nigerian Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA), under the supervision of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), will hold her third quarter forum on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
The forum,which has become a phenomenon and digital hydraulic parameters in the industry, now has more corporate organisations and industry associations throwing their weight behind it.
Indigenous software firm, SystemSpecs, and indigenous software developers professional body, the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), have declared their support . As preparations heat up for the
Themed: “Local Content Development In Nigeria’s ICT Sector: Stimulant for National Economic Recovery,”
A letter addressed to NITRA, dated August 13, 2018, and personally signed by Dr. Yele Okeremi, President of ISPON, reads in part: “On behalf of the National Executive Council and members of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), it is with pleasure that I endorse the NITRA Quarterly Forum 2018. This year’s event is centered on local content in ICT which is one of the top issues of ISPON’s advocacy.
“As a software practitioner with several decades in the Nigerian IT ecosystem, I understand the importance of the media and duly recognise the immense contribution the media has made to the IT ecosystem, particularly by proper reporting of the IT industry. NITRA can be said to be a body of professionals who know their onions and have made great contribution to our industry and ISPON is proud to be associated with them.”
Okeremi assured that the Forum will provide an opportunity for a critical analysis of the correlation between the promotion of local content and the growth of the Nigerian economy by seasoned technocrats with a focus for the adoption of this model by the relevant regulatory bodies. “Rest assured, ISPON will be present at the forum to contribute its quota to this laudable initiative,” he concluded.
Chairman of the association, Mr Emmanuel Okonji said that the NITRA quarterly forum is set to highlight the opportunities and challenges of deploying local content in the country’s ICT sector as well as provide knowledge and networking platform that will bring together technology innovators, developers, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and other players in the nation’s ICT sector.