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Inaugural telecoms summit assess progress

12 December 2013, 13:58Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will next week hold the inaugural Telecom Stakeholders Summit to appraise the performance of the sector this year.

Scheduled for December 17 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos, the event will be held annually.

The theme of this year’s summit is “Transforming a Nation with Broadband: Telecom as Instrument for Sustainable Development.”

Speaking on the relevance of the summit and preparations put in place, Director of Public Affairs of the NCC, Tony Ojobo, said the summit would provide an opportunity for appraisal of the performance of the industry.

He also said that the summit will provide veritable platform for interaction and sharing of ideas across different stakeholders.

Ojobo also pointed out that the summit arose from the need to achieve a more inclusive consultation among the different stakeholders in line with the consultative approach to the Commission’s regulatory mandate.

He said preparations were progressing well.

He said that Governors of Lagos, Akwa Ibom, and Ekiti States are expected at the occasion.

According to him, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom will chair the event.

His Ekiti counterpart, Dr Kayode Fayemi, would present the keynote speech.

Governor Babatunde Fashola and the Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson are expected to present speeches at the event.

Members of the National Assembly and top industry chieftains and experts, including service providers and consumers are expected at the maiden edition of the flagship telecommunications summit in Nigeria.

“The summit promises to offer an opportunity for intense discourse about the industry, it potentials and its direction while also providing an atmosphere for relaxation and interaction between the diverse stakeholder segments of the industry,” said Ojobo.

– CAJ News


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