Nigeria begins ITU Telecom World 2016 preparations

NCCAUGUSTINE OSAYANDE 
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will next week host a stakeholders forum in preparation for the international Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2016.

The forum holds at Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja on September 5.

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) is overseeing preparations for the event.

The forum is open to policy makers, regulatory agencies, network operators, value-added service providers, equipment vendors, software specialists, innovators, banks and financial institutions.

Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone Limited, and Yusuf Kazaure, Managing Director of Nigerian Communications Satellite are among those slated to give keynote addresses.

The Vice President, Etisalat Nigeria Ibrahim Dikko and the acting Director General of Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr  Vincent Olatunji, will also give and relive their experiences at previous ITU Telecom World events.

Director, Public Affairs at the NCC, Tony Ojobo said Nigeria ‘s theme for this year ‘s edition of ITU Telecom World is, “Smart Communities: the key to a digital Nigeria.

ITU Telecom World 2016 holds in Bangkok, Thailand from November 14 -17 .
CAJ News

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