The Lagos Chamber of Commerce is set to organise this year ICTEL EXPO with the aim of gathering stakeholders to discuss the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Nigeria.
This was revealed by the President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI), Babatunde Ruwase while discussing with newsmen in Lagos on Friday.
According to him, this year’s edition of the ICTEL EXPO will provide another great opportunity to influence national discourse on the culture of enterprise in Nigeria from an ICT positive perspective.
Ruwase clearly expressed that the ICTEL EXPO 2019 themed: ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution: Implications for the Nigerian Economy’ is scheduled to hold on July 16 & 17 at the Landmark Event Center, Victoria Island.
Speaking on this, he said Nigeria can achieve the realities and implications of the fourth industrial revolution, if our government would articulate the results of the conference into a policy document.
Ruwase therefore urged governments at all levels to rise up to the challenges of increasing technological revolution if our dream for a truly great nation can be realized.
“The fourth industrial revolution is a topical issue Nigerians and Africans as a whole are not taking seriously, which may have far-reaching implications in the country and Africa in general”, he noted.
The Chairman, Specialized Exhibition Committee, Trade Promotion Board, LCCI, Lere Kupoluyi said that the commitment of LCCI in promoting the technology advancement of our country cannot be overestimated.
“The LCCI, as part of its mandate to foster an enabling environment for businesses, has identified technology-driven updates and innovations as critical success factors for entrepreneurship development and sustainable businesses.
“That is why for the past four years, the chamber has been providing a platform for the government, regulatory agencies and other stakeholders in the information communications technology and telecommunication industries to learn, interact and share experience, he added.
More so, Vice President & Chairman, Trade Promotion Board, LCCI, Gabriel Idahosa posited that “It is no news that the developed countries are investing heavily in the fourth industrial revolution.
“Africa, indeed, Nigeria is far behind. Industrial experts have submitted that of all the regions worldwide, Africa is at a great risk of being left far behind by the fourth industrial revolution.
“As business people, and in fact, a leading chamber of commerce in Sub Sahara Africa, our goal is to prepare stakeholders in the Nigerian economy for the emerging realities of the impact of the fourth industrial revolution”, he said.
The Executive Secretary of the ALTON, Mr. Gbolahan also noted for Nigeria to catch with the rest of the world in IT space, the challenges militating against its faster growth must be eliminated