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The University of Lagos and the Nigeria ICT Forum of Partnership Institutions have commenced arrangement for the 3rd edition of the Nigerian Network Operators Group. The forum, was targeted at building capacity and exchanging technical knowledge by way of workshop and meetings, said ngNOG. Speaking on the development, the Chief Executive Officer, Datasphir Solution Limited, Omo Olaiya, said the forum slated for Unilag this month, was dedicated to the application of technology in education to foster research and learning in Nigeria. He said the ngNOG community was driven by higher education and largely drawn from technical and administrative personnel in the networking and ICT departments of tertiary institutions.

According to him, the private sector partners include Internet Service Providers, technology vendors and telecommunications companies, which make financial contributions as well as instruct, and international organisations which donate equipments and books. According to the Project Officer, the Nigeria ICT Forum of Partnership Institutions, Sekyen Lois Niyang, added the project was bringing together ICT managers in educational and commercial organisations, engineering staff from network service providers, policy makers and administrators from regulatory bodies and members of research and education community. The forum which will take-off in the University of Lagos, hoped to provide an avenue for ICT technology service providers to showcase their technologies.

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