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Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of ThisDay Newspapers, Mr. Nduka Obaigbena has been invited to this year’s G8 summit along with technology, internet and digital media leaders.

The event tagged “The Internet: Accelerating Growth” is scheduled to hold in Paris, France from May 24 to 25, 2011. According to the letter of invitation sent to Obaigbena, the e-G8 Forum’s Chairman, Maurice Lévy said:

“This will mark the very first time that information technology formally takes a place on the agenda of a summit of heads of state – a recognition of how critically important these sectors are to sustaining and accelerating global economic growth…This will be a unique gathering of the world’s top Internet and digital leaders, not only from across the G8 nations, but further afield. Through our debates and discussions at the e-G8, we can and we must bring our reflections, ideas and experiences directly to the G8 leaders.”

Lévy said Obaigbena was being invited to the historic event because “it is vitally important that your voice be heard during the Forum. Only a true diversity of opinion can guarantee a good outcome.”

Image courtesy of Daniel Rosenbaum/The New York Times

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