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CECAD gives insights into Internet Day celebration



Dr. Bayero Agabi, president of CECAD

As preparation for the novel Internet Day celebration continues globally, Dr. Bayero Agabi the president of the Centre for Cyber Security Awareness and Development (CECAD), promoter and organizer of the event in Nigeria has given some insights into what should be expected.

Tagged World Wide Web celebration, Dr. Bayero said stakeholders will gather at the event, scheduled to hold August 9th in Lagos to discuss the impact of the internet, the opportunities of emerging technologies for business, raising additional awareness and exploring the strategies of safety on the web for individuals and businesses, infrastructure companies and innovators.

In his words:

“We will be leveraging the opportunities the World Wide Web celebration presents and looks at policies to grow the space and the Nigerian information society through creating a sustainable digital economy. The event provides a platform for sharing organizational vision and strategic plan to drive the National ICT revolution and the digital space,” he said in a statement.

Agabi also disclosed that this is the first time a day is being set aside to celebrate the impact of the internet, review its usage in terms of security, entrepreneurship and innovation hence the pacesetting by CECAD to gather best brains in the industry and those using the internet for growth and innovation to deliberate on the success of the internet and the best yet to come. These sectors cut across entertainment, comedy, governance, business transaction, tourism and many more essentially with the covid19 pandemic.

The World Wide Web Day is a global celebration dedicated to web browsing, online activity that brings a wealth of knowledge to your fingertips.

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It is a chance to celebrate the way the internet has created an environment for collaboration and business growth while also taking a deeper look into its evolution over the past three decades since its invention by Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

According to Dr. Bayero, the Nigeria event celebration will chronicle the impact of the internet, best ways to use the internet for good and economic development, its impact in the media, business, governance, youth empowerment and entrepreneurship.

The event is put together by CECAD and Cyber Africa magazine with support from organisations such Medallion Communications, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria, PFS, the Nigerian Communications Commission, WEMA Bank, NIRA, ITPulse, CKN News , Digivation Network on AIT and National daily newspaper.

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