The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission is seeking the corporations of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to get a Nigerian re-elected into the ITU Council during the forthcoming Plenipotentiary Conferences.

Danbatta, who stated this in brief remarks during the Council session at the ongoing ITU Council taking place in-person at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, believes that having Nigeria re-elected will help the country to continue to collaborate with and support ITU’s development agenda, ensure effective and efficient implementation of ITU Resolutions, implement inclusive programmes to foster universal use of ICT across all divides, and provide a focused and strategic partnership.

“We look forward to a robust Council session and subsequent support for Nigeria during the forthcoming elections,” he urged.

The ITU is governed by the Plenipotentiary Conference and the Administrative Council. The Plenipotentiary Conference is the supreme organ of the Union. It is the decision-making body that determines the direction of the Union and its activities.

The Council, on the other hand, acts as the Union’s governing body in the interval between Plenipotentiary Conferences. Its role is to consider broad telecommunication policy issues to ensure that the Union’s activities, policies and strategies fully respond to today’s dynamic, rapidly-changing telecommunications environment.

The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference for this year is scheduled to take place in Bucharest, Romania, from Monday, September 26 to October 14, 2022


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