Nigeria’s bourgeoning Information and Communications Technology, ICT sector will be on the spotlight again, when the Expo 2020 Dubai kicks off this month.
This time around, all the promising innovations and creativities which form part of the fertile ground that attracts prospective foreign investors will be showcased in a well-packaged Virtual Reality Tour at the Nigerian pavilion.
The pavilion even promises to reflect how far the country has gone in using technology to transform governance as well as show the potential of the country to give any investor quick return on investment.
Expo 2020 Dubai is a global platform dedicated to bringing people, communities and nations together to build bridges, enable actions and inspire real-life solutions to real-world challenges.
Reliable sources to the Nigerian team at the expo, told Hi-Tech that the plan is to have a Pavilion that will offer visitors the chance to experience a country with a promising future.
According to the source, “the pavilion will create an Opportunity City with streets bursting with energy, including Resilience Avenue, Respectful Avenue, Hardworking Avenue and Enterprising Avenue.
Expo 2020 Dubai enables each nation to showcase its best and create connections and networks with other world nations to effect meaningful progress and change.
An Expo 2020 Dubai survey was published in August and it analyzed data from 22,000 people, across 24 countries which revealed opportunities and sentiments in a world irrevocably changed by the Covid-19 period.
The Expo is the first mega event of its kind to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region.
In the six months duration, over 192 nations from around the world, each with its own pavilion, plus partners such as PepsiCo, Siemens, DP World among others, are expected to attract more than 20,000 participants who will come together in Dubai to collaborate and seek to create a newer, brighter future.
Nigeria’s presence at Expo 2020 Dubai will propel conversations in areas such as agriculture, manufacturing and the creative industries by showcasing the country’s culture to the world.
Nigeria has scheduled 23 customised events, featuring Afrobeat music and the burgeoning ‘Nollywood’ film scene, as it highlights cultural, creative and economic opportunities.