The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has posited that the 14th World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) provides an opportunity for Nigeria and indeed other developing countries to accelerate digital transformation.
Speaking at the annual event with the theme: “Accelerating Digital Transformation in Challenging Times’ Prof. Danbatta also noted that Nigeria must continue to leverage the power of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in digitally transforming the society and communities for the good of all.
“The WTISD 2021 provides a unique opportunity for International Communication Union (ITU) members to continue in their quest for an accelerated digital transformation agenda that is all-encompassing, by promoting national strategies on ICT development across the world.
He argued that COVID-19 has highlighted the urgency of accelerating the digital transformation in advancing the goal of the Connect 2030 Agenda of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) leaving no one behind.
NCC as the Nigerian telecom regulator has always participated actively in commemorating WTISD with increased vigour at accelerating digital transformation of the Nigerian societies especially in challenging times and throughout the year with national, regional, continental and international initiatives.
Nigeria and other ITU members have stepped up and engaged in activities that have proven essential in saving lives and sustaining economies, demonstrating their remarkable resilience in the face of challenging times.