SHOWERS OF BLESSING

SHOWERS OF BLESSING
Ezekiel 34:25-31

Friday, June 10, 2016

E-Governance Conference Third Covenant University Conference on E-Governance in Nigeria (CUCEN 2016)



CONFERENCE THEME:
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) FOR GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA: ACHIEVEMENTS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES.

JUNE 8 - 10, 2016

VENUE: AFRICA. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, COVENANT UNIVERSITY.

SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR: 
BARR ADEBAYO SHITTU, 
Honorable Minister of communications federal republic of Nigeria.

Keynote speaker
Sir Demola Aladekomo - founder of Charms PLC & chairman smart city resort PLC. 
Topic: Entrepreneurship innovation and Governance in a turbulence time.

Key note speaker.
Prof Kelechi Kalu
E-Governance Economic Development and Security in Nigeria.

Convener:
Prof Patience Akpan-Obong
Conference facilitator and organizing committee chair Arizona state university/ Covenant University

Education is what sets the pace for civilization.

Knowledge is the new currency of the world.

 Knowledge would always lead the way forward.

The brain is packaged to last for at least a thousand years while the body last for 120 years.
On these thought provoking speech the conference is declared open.

IT can be likened to plantain. It can be fried, boiled and used for all kinds.
"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." - John Maxwell

 SIR DEMOLA ALADEKOMO TEACHING

Our clime is in turbulence. We hate to love, we love to hate.

Nigeria is our clime. We must love her and constantly bless her.

Challenges in our clime:
·         The crime we commit in the name of God.
·         Corruption. It reduces the will and zeal of entrepreneurs. Too much compromises.
·         Rent seeking
·         Toll gates
·         Petrol prices.
·         Foreign exchange.
·         Basic infrastructure.
·         Inconsistent Policies.
·         Violent groups.
o   Book haram, avengers, mend etc.

These are the creators of turbulence in our clime - Nigeria.
Who is an entrepreneur?

The person that passes more time than he or she fails in an enterprise.

The entrepreneur always searches for change responds to it as an opportunity.

Common Entrepreneurship denominators.
·         Passion
·         Drive
·         Creativity
·         Doggedness
·         Vision
·         Risk taking
·         Good imagination
·         Service to humanity
·         Failure
·         Success
·         Faith.
·         Daringness

Examples of entrepreneurs.
·         Bill gates
·         Steve jobs
·         Aliko Dangote
·         Mike Adenuga

All these people faced great challenges. Despite the ups and down in business, what are you holding on to.


Myths about entrepreneurship
·         They are born and not made
·         Anyone can start a business it is just luck and guts
·         They are gamblers
·         Want to run the show themselves......
Roles of entrepreneurship in nation building.
Create new products and or service business.

Bring creative and innovative methods to developing or producing new products or services

Sources of innovative opportunities

·         The unexpected

·         The incongruity

·         Innovation based on process need

·         Change in industry or market structure

·         Changes in perceptions, mood and meaning.

·         New knowledge

·         Changes in demographics

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