eNigeria summit is NITDA’s annual flagship of awareness campaign on the diffusion and deployment of Information Technology in Nigeria. It is a platform for professionals and decision makers both within and outside Nigeria to brainstorm on current development in the area of Information Technology and how we can leverage on them to achieve socio-economic development in Nigeria. It is usually used to develop the framework for IT development in Nigeria on an annual basis.
The maiden edition of e-Nigeria held in March 2003 focused on IT deployment in the Nigerian public service. The implementation of the communiqué has enhanced the unique knowledge age revolution currently being witnessed in the Nigerian Federal Civil Service. While the 2004 edition focused mainly on the implementation of the WSIS Process in the West African sub-region, the 2005 edition addressed the development and deployment of ITs in the Nigerian Rural Areas.
In 2007, the focused shifted to issues on software development and its application in the Nigerian economy. The outcome provided a platform for IT diffusion in rural areas especially in schools and local government headquarters.
The theme of the 2010 edition was “ICT4D: Implications for vision 20-20-20”. It was aimed at examining how Information Technology could be used to drive Federal Government’s Seven Point Agenda towards achieving vision 20-20-20
With the conviction of development/deployment of Information and Co mmunication Technologies (ICTs) as tool for sustainable economic growth, it has become imperative to channel IT initiatives towards realization of national goals and targets like vision 20-2020 and Millennium Development Goals amongst others
Through these editions, IT deployment has improved in the federal public service especially with IT cadre and departments in some MDAs. Frameworks have been developed for Capacity Building in core IT areas while some schools and local government areas have also benefited.