June 14, 2024

The Daily Vendor

Nigeria Digital Newspaper

Anambra’s Cyber Revolution Records Another Feat In USTDA’s Global Talks

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Anambra State Government, led by Governor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, continues to make giant and groundbreaking strides in the realm of technology. In recognition of Anambra’s commitment to a digital future, the MD/CEO of Anambra State ICT Agency was selected by the US Consulate Lagos as part of the Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) Delegates on Cybersecurity, underscoring the Soludo’s administration’s commitment to delivering a digital Anambra, attracting collaborators and global attention. 

The MD/CEO of Anambra State ICT Agency, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata (CFA), is part of a 9-man Nigerian delegation invited to the Access Africa: Nigeria and Ghana Financial Sector Cybersecurity Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) organized by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is an independent U.S. government agency that promotes economic development and U.S. commercial interests in developing and middle-income countries. One of its key objectives is to link U.S. businesses to export opportunities by facilitating partnerships and connections with overseas projects. USTDA is organizing the Reverse Trade Mission to foster collaboration between the United States and Nigeria/Ghana in financial sector cybersecurity.

From February 4th to 15th, 2024, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, CFA, will represent the state government in engagements across Washington DC, New York, NY, and Silicon Valley, CA. The focus is on exploring groundbreaking opportunities in the cybersecurity and finance sectors.

During this mission, Agbata will collaborate globally with U.S. companies, presenting the Anambra State Government’s cybersecurity objectives, initiatives, and avenues for collaboration. Beyond presentations, the initiative offers networking opportunities for Agbata and other participants to connect, exchange ideas, and explore partnerships, showcasing Anambra’s commitment to fostering international relationships and ICT innovation.

The mission involves visits to over a dozen organizations in multiple cities of New York, DC, and Silicon Valley, CA, respectively. Other members of the 9-man delegation from Nigeria include Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, CCIE, Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), Dr. Olufemi Adeluyi from, National Talent Export Programme, NATEP, Mr. Tunbosun Alake, Commissioner, Lagos State Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Technology, Mr. Chibuzo Efobi, Director at Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. John Mago, Sterling bank, Mr. Oladejo Olawunmi, Director, Infrastructure Solutions and Mr. Romaric Sia, Chief Security Officer, United Bank for Africa, PLC. 

Anambra State’s active role in shaping the future of cybersecurity and finance on the global stage is indeed commendable. Stay tuned for more updates on this impactful journey! #ReverseTradeMission2024 #USTDA #AnambraStateGovernment #GlobalCollaboration #Cybersecurity #Innovation

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