Various parastatals under the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, including bodies like NITDA, Galaxy backbone, NigComSat, NCC, NIPOST, Commissioners of Science and Technology, and also heads of ICT agencies from the 36 states of Nigeria, attended the 9th annual regular meeting of the National Council on Communication and Digital Economy (NCCDE).
For the judges and participants, all governments presented their ICT roadmaps in three categories:
• Human Capacity Development via Digital Technology
• Infrastructure Development for Digital Technology • Implementation of e-government.
At the conclusion of each session, a winner was announced for each category; in the first category, Digital Technology Human Capacity Development, Oyo State emerged as the winner among the 36 states of the Federation; in the second category, Digital Technology Infrastructure Development, Oyo State emerged as the winner among the 36 states of the Federation, and Edo State took first place in the session’s last category, E-governance. Oyo State was named the Best State in the Federation for Digitalization at the conclusion of the program. We are looking forward to this year’s annual meeting to see which state will emerge as the best in driving digitalization based on the IT roadmap offered by the country’s ICT governing bodies.