Nigeria wants 2 positions at the International Telecommunication Union

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Nigeria has its eyes on two positions on theInternational Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Administrative Council  as revealed by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta.

In Geneva, Switzerland, Danbatta formally presented Nigeria’s candidature for re-election into the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Administrative Council and Mr. William Ijeh’s bid for the position of Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau of ITU.

The presentation was made at a dinner organised for the ITU Secretary General, Mr. Houlin Zhao, other elected officials of the global telecom regulatory body, ministers, chief regulators of member states from across the globe, among other dignitaries.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I now formally present to you Nigeria’s twin candidature for re-election into the ITU Administrative Council and Mr. William Ijeh for the position of Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau of the ITU, for your support,” Danbatta said.

According to him, Nigeria has a long standing relationship with the ITU and had been contributing in no small way to the activities of the union.

“Nigeria is one of the highest financial contributors to ITU in the African region and also a major player in ITU Telecom World activities for many years. I can assure you that Nigeria will continue to reinforce its cooperation with the ITU,” he added.

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