Friday, 20 May 2016

3rd Covenant University Conference on E-governance in Nigeria

Members of the public are invited to the 3rd Covenant University Conference on E-governance in Nigeria (CUCEN) holding on June 8-10, 2016 at Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State.

Conference Theme
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Governance in Nigeria: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities

Special Guest of Honour
The Honourable Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu

Keynote Speakers
Sir Demola Aladekomo Founder of Chams Plc and Chairman, SmartCity Resorts Plc: “Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Governance in a Turbulent Clime”
Thursday, June 9, 2016

Prof. Kelechi Kalu, Vice Provost of International Affairs and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside, USA, “E-Governance, Economic Development and Security in Nigeria.”
Friday, June 10, 2016

Guest speakers include:
    Prof. Victor Mbarika, endowed professor of information and communication technology, Southern University, Baton Rouge, USA
    Prof. Ezekiel Ette, Chair of the Department of Sociology, Delaware State University, USA
    Dr. Valentine Fontama, Principal Data Scientist, Microsoft, Washington, USA
    Mr. Ade Olufeko, digital curator and founder of Visual Collaborative, Washington, D.C. USA
    Hon. Abdul Oroh, Edo State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry
    Chief Adedayo Adeneye, Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy
    Dr. Mustapha Akinkunmi, Lagos State Commissioner for Finance
    Mrs. Oyinkansola Cole, General Manager of the Ogun State Printing Corporation
    Mr. Usman B. Suleiman, MD, FUG Pensions
    Mr. Yele Okeremi, MD of Precise Financial Systems
    Mr. Paul Olagunju, MD of Sunnet Systems
    Ms. Enobong Essien, MD/CEO, Rheytrack Vehicle Tracking System
    Dr. Chris Uwaje, FNCS, Council Member, Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria)
    Mr. Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
    Mr. Frank Ugbodaga, Group Head, Customer Operations and Services, Galaxy Backbone Ltd.

Guest Panels Moderator
    Mr. Tunji Lardner, Executive Director of WangoNet.

Conference Highlights
June 8
•    Conference Registration begins at 12 noon.
•    E-governance 101, a workshop delivered by experts on the integration of technologies in administrative processes. Time: 5 p.m.
•    Welcome Reception and Presentation of Issues and Concepts of E-governance in Nigeria – A Reader, a book edited by Patience Akpan-Obong, Charles Ayo & Ayodele Adebiyi. Time: 7 p.m.
June 9
•    Conference is declared open by Chancellor of Covenant University, Dr. David Oyedepo. Time: 10 a.m.
•    Speech by Special Guest of Honour – Hon. Minister Adebayo Shittu
•    Keynote Address – Sir Demola Aladekomo
•    First Guest Speakers Panel, moderated by Mr. Tunji Lardner
•    Commissioning of the Covenant University Centre for E-governance and E-business Research (CUCEER)
•    Parallel Paper Presentation Sessions
•    Conference banquet – Guest Speaker, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, Commissioner for Health, Ogun State. Time: 7 p.m.
June 10
•    Opening by Prof. Charles Ayo, Vice Chancellor of Covenant University, Time: 9 a.m.
•    Speech by Special Guest of Honor – Hon. Abdul Oroh
•    Keynote Address – Prof. Kelechi Kalu
•    Second Guest Speaker Panel, moderated by Mr. Tunji Lardner
•    Parallel Paper Presentation Sessions
•    Closing Ceremony -- Prof. Charles Ayo, Vice Chancellor of Covenant University. Time: 3 p.m.

Conference Registration Fees
    Standard registration (April 1 to May 30, 2016):  N25,000
    Late and on-site registration (After May 30, 2016):  N35,000
    Student registration (Undergraduate and Post-graduate): N10,000
    Participants not presenting a paper: N15,000

Registration fee can be paid to any of the following bank accounts:
1.    Bank: Union Bank
Acct Name: Covenant University            
Acct Number: 0010001090
2.    Bank: First Bank of Nigeria
Acct Name: Covenant University
Acct Number: 2013718563
3.    Bank: Covenant Microfinance Bank
Acct Name: CU Special Events
Acct Number: 200103018403

Proof of registration should be sent to

For further clarifications and enquiries, visit the conference website:
Or email:

Professor Charles Ayo                       
Conference Host & Vice Chancellor
Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria             
Professor Patience Akpan-Obong
Conference Facilitator & Organizing Committee Chair
Arizona State University/Covenant University
+234 813 225 5018+234 905 460 8921


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