By Chibuzor Emejor
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will on Thursday join the rest of the world to celebrate the United Nations’ World Creativity and Innovation Day/Expo 2022.
The United Nations (UN) World Creativity and Innovation Day (WCID) is a day dedicated to raise awareness on the role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development as well as to also highlight the importance of creativity and innovation for utmost efficiency with respect to advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The UN urges its member countries to make cultural and creative industries part of their economic growth strategies.
A statement on Wednesday by Mrs. Hadiza Umar, Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations,NITDA, explained that “It is for this reason and more that the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has keyed into this transformative initiative, and is making strategic realignments to consolidate the gains and globally position Nigeria as a leading digital innovation and entrepreneurship hub.
“It is against this backdrop, and in alignment with the global theme “Collaboration”, that the two NITDA offices NCAIR and ONDI have been given the responsibility of driving the successful execution of the Annual WCID 2022, scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 21, 2022.
“In line with the above, NITDA will be hosting the WCID 2022 Celebration that will also feature an Exposition (Expo) and other activities such as an innovation challenge and pitch session; Panel discussion on the theme of the day “Creativity and Innovation: Powering Collaboration for a Sustainable Digital Economy’’; Announcement of the innovation competition winners and presentation of Prizes, among others.”