Nigeria will witness the growth of many small and medium enterprises in the coming years as a result of fast-growing information and communication technology in the country.
Many businesses will reach vast and diverse markets using ICT tools to leverage their operations.
Mr. Emeka Okafor, Managing Director of connectnigeria.com, an online directory, made this disclosurewhile officially announcing Nigeria’s first ever e-business fair to be hosted by the company.
Connect Nigeria will host members of the business environment to the first ever e-business fair in the country on 26th October 2013 at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island. The e-business fair, which is aimed at promoting electronic operations and transactions among businesses via virtual networks, reinforces the cashless policy being implemented by the country’s apex bank.
Mr. Okafor explained that the e-business fair will highlight opportunities for efficiency, growth, and security with regard to doing businesses through electronic means.
The event has as its theme, “e-Business and the Growth of Your Enterprise,” highlighting the strategic importance of ICT in the growth and development of businesses in the country.
Mr. Okafor noted that the number of internet users as well as people who conduct business transactions through electronic means continues to grow. About 50 million Nigerians have access to the internet, which is a little below a third of the national population. He explained that the idea behind the e-business fair is to enable businesses exploit this vast amount of internet users and leverage from there.
Connect Nigeria's e-business fair will also be a platform to discuss issues that pertain to online security and how to include SMEs and remote areas with limited internet access.