The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has announced its plans for this year’s United Nations’ World Creativity and Innovation Day/Expo 2022 as  it invites stakeholders to fully participate in the programme.

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, notes a statement by the NITDA in Abuja Wednesday and signed by Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs. Hadiza Umar.

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This year’s theme centres on: “Creativity and Innovation: Powering Collaboration for a Sustainable Digital Economy.’’

According to the IT regulatory agency, part of activities to mark its hosting of the WCID 2022 celebration include an exposition,  innovation challenge and pitch session, panel discussion on the theme of WCID 2022, announcement of the innovation competition winners and presentation of prizes, as well as tours.

“The UN urges its member countries to make cultural and creative industries part of their economic growth strategies. 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,” said Umar.


Adding: “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.

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