Nigeria is organizing its “Smart cities Nigeria 2017” summit on June 28 and 29. Announced by the country’s Minister of Communication in Kigali, during the “Transform Africa” summit which also focused on smart cities, the event will aim to obtain the support of national and international investors in the projects. ICT development in the country.
Nigeria is looking for foreign investors to boost the digital transformation agenda in the country. This is what Adebayo Shittu, Nigerian Minister of Communication, said as quoted by the country’s official news agency. The manager, who should promote the organization through his department of a summit on smart cities next June, took the opportunity to give some details on his approach. He said he “had the privilege of speaking with a lot of foreign investors to persuade them to come to Nigeria because our country offers so many advantages including its huge population”.
Several scheduled meetings
“I spoke with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, as well as with Strive Masiyiwa, president and founder of Econet Wireless, and the British satellite telephone operator, Inmarsat, among others,” a- he revealed. In fact, according to the minister, the management of Inmarsat should arrive in Nigeria during the first week of June for a meeting on the launch of a project in the country, without further details.
Nigeria, Africa’s leading market, is organizing its “Smart cities Nigeria 2017” summit on June 28 and 29, with the aim of obtaining the support of national and international investors as well as the governments of the states that compose it in the country’s projects.