By Juliet Umeh
The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami will on Tuesday lead a discussion on diversification of Nigeria economy to catalyse national development especially in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The webinar event which is the 2nd edition of Re-ignite Public Affairs National Dialogue Series in partnership with Businessday Media holds July 28 with a theme: “Rebooting Nigeria’s Economy: The Way Forward.”
According to the organizers, the event is aimed at having a robust conversation about Nigeria’s economy.
Organizer said: “As the nation marches towards her 60th independence anniversary, there is the need to review her progress in key sectors that have the extreme potential to catalyse national development especially in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Rebooting Nigeria into a 21st-century knowledge economy is a major undertaking that requires all hands on deck. Digital technologies are transforming every aspect of modern life and Nigeria needs to take advantage of these developments in order to become a leading player in the global digital economy by facilitating the diversification of the economy and the attainment of key national objectives of improving security, reducing corruption and expanding the economy.
“The recent re-designation of the Ministry of Communications to the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy is in line with global trends and indicative of a new vision by President Buhari to reposition Nigeria for the gains of the digital economy,” Convener said.
Also, the webinar will be moderated by Managing Partner, GrandCentral, Chinenye Mba-Uzoukwu, while other eminent professionals as panelists will share knowledge and insights on the topic.