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According to the Convener, Mrs. Mary Uduma, the NIGF is aimed at “providing a sustainable National Forum and structure that engages industry, government, lawmaker, the academia, civil society and all Stakeholders in a strategic national debate on internet governance"
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2017 Edition of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF 2017)
The Nigeria Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (NIGF-MAG) in collaboration with the Government of Kaduna State and other stakeholders in the country organized a special edition of the annual Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF 2017) in Kaduna state, with the overarching theme ‘’CONNECTING, SHAPING & EMPOWERING THE PEOPLE’’.
· Date: 13 July 2017;
· Venue: the Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Hall, Muhammad Murtala Square, Race Course Road, Kaduna.
· Chief Host: Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the Executive Governor of Kaduna State.
· Special Guest of Honour: Barr. Adebayo Shittu, the Hon. Minister of Communications, Federal Ministry of Communications.
The objective of NIGF 2017 is to facilitate stakeholders’ participation, contribution and response to the National Internet policy dialogue on contentious Internet issues, empowering stakeholders towards enabling National Economic & Growth Plan and Sustainable Development Goals and safeguarding of our national digital economy.
NIGF 2017 Event Highlight
I. Pre-NIGF Training Workshop of the Security & Law Enforcement Agencies.
· Date: July 10- 11 2017
· Duration: 2 days
II. Pre-NIGF Youth Workshop - Theme: ‘’Empowering the Connected Youths’’
· Date: July 12, 2017
· Duration: 1 day
III. MAIN NIGF 2017 - Theme: INTERNET: Connecting, Shaping & Empowering the People
· Date: July 13, 2017
· Duration: 1 day