Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum Series 2014


June 5-6, 2014


Welcome Centre Hotels, Airport Road, Lagos.


Welcome Centre Hotels, Airport Road, Lagos.

Rising from a two-day Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum under the auspices of Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum Series hosted by DigitalSENSE Africa in collaboration with the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), and National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Internet Society Nigeria Chapter on the 5th and 6th of June 2014 at the Welcome Centre Hotel with the themes: Internet Governance, eBiz and Open Access in Nigeria Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and IPv6 & Broadband Penetration on Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable, in commemoration of the World IPv6 Day 2014, with notable stakeholders in attendance.

We, the participants having exhaustively discussed the issues on the front burner submit as follows:


1. That the forum is a veritable platform to x-ray potentials inherent in the ICT, propagate its use and impact positively on young minds and new user.

2. Nigeria is progressing rapidly in the ICT industry.

3. There is high Internet usage in Nigeria but with low or near absence of local content uploads.

4. People should be mindful of the quality and language of their uploads online as this can affect their future positively or otherwise.

5. That though IPv4 is almost exhausted globally, Africa still has a large unused allocation.

6. Broadband and economics have become intertwined such that broadband internet can facilitate all that we do around us today such as Education, Health, Agriculture etc.

7. The absence of broadband to homes contributes to low internet penetration in Nigeria compared to the population and applications in various sectors of the economy.

8. Participants observed that affordable is still an issue in a country where per capita income is below $1 per day.

9. Parents have apathy towards their children’s use of the internet.

10. There are no Apps that can conveniently support search and rescue operations in Nigeria.

11. The Internet has not addressed the high level of poverty, women discrimination, infant and maternal deaths and security challenges.

12. IPv6 is designed to improve internet delivery on routing, management, transport, mobility, security and ubiquity.

13. The media have very important roles to play in the proliferation and use of the internet especially in promoting local content uploads and the use of .ng domain names.

14. The Internet future promises the use of IP to solve human problems beyond current imagination.

15. There is need to use Information and Communication Technology as a catalyst to boost both individual growth and development and also of the nation through active participation in this all fast growing global sector.

16. Net neutrality is currently a global issue while some parts of the globe accept; some others like America are strongly in the opposition bearing in mind the level of crime perpetrated on the internet.

17. The establishment of the New Media and Information Security Department at NCC to address issues of Internet Governance should be sustained.

18. The poor power supply situation in the country today, the very erratic and almost unreliable telecommunications service and the seeming intractable daily security challenges are a sad reflection of our uncoordinated approach to the potentials available in our IT industry.

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