African countries have been advised to work hard to see that their various economies grow through the Information and Communication Technology, ICT for wealth creation and eradication of poverty in the continent.
Director General of National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Mr. Peter Jack, who gave the advice, added that Africa has to be focused in order to export technology to the world through local content production, which must involve public private partnership.
Jack spoke at the Digital Africa Conference and Exhibition 2015, the 3rd in the series for Africa’s ICT industry players, tagged, “Expanding Africa’s Capacity for Digital Technology” attracted participants and stakeholders from Africa’s ICT sector.”
The director general, who was represented by the Director, Corporate Strategy and Research in the agency, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, stressed the need for African leaders to encourage global partnership between countries and continents.
He pointed out that NITDA is a key player in the ICT industry in Nigeria, explaining that its role is to deploy ICT through human capital development, regulation, standardisation and licensing of ICT in the country.
Earlier in his opening remarks, Chairman of the occasion, Mallam Mohammed Hayatudeen said Digital Africa is to promote the role of technology in Africa and bring business leaders to continue to work together for the advancement of Africa.
Hayatudeen, who is the Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Alpine Investments, said, Government ICT agencies and regulators should grow African market and economy.
He added that the theme of this year was to challenge all stakeholders to continue to drive technology and move from recognising it to action so as to lead key players in technology.
Chairman of Digital Africa Global Consult, Dr. Evans Woherem in his remark stated that the emergence of technology in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Korea and the likes started long before Africa could join the train.
According to him, the invent of Africa exploring technological advantage gave the need for a platform where African ICT stakeholders can come together for networking, sharing knowledge and expertise which gave the need for the Digital Africa Conference.
The event is a platform for Africa’s leading industry regulators, innovators and experts as many ICT companies across Africa were there to represent and exhibit their products.


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