Nigeria has exhibited an impressive outing at the ongoing International Telecommunications Union (ITU)’s World Radio Communications (WRC) Conference 2023 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as two Nigerians were elected into leadership positions, while some other delegates from the Commission were elected into Working Groups.

An excited Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Aminu Maida, speaking on the sidelines of WRC 2023 in Dubai,  announced that the Director of Spectrum Administration at NCC, Engineer Abraham Oshadami, has been elected  Vice Chairman of the ITU’s Radiocommunication Advisory Group (RAG); while the Acting General Manager and Project Manager, Navigation Project Office, Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited, Dr. Lasisi Salami Lawal was elected Vice Chairman of the ITU-R Study Group Four (Satellite Services).

Some other members of the NCC delegation were elected into the WRC 2023 Working Groups.

“I am excited about the election of two of our colleagues, Engr. Oshadami and Dr. Lawal as Vice Chairs of the Key Study Groups. It is an honour for the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited to have produced these two intellectuals as global radiocommunication leaders.

“Their positions will also ensure that our interests and goals aptly align with global best practices, especially as we work towards attaining the target set by the National Broadband Plan,” he said.

Nigeria’s delegation to WRC 2023 was led by Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, who is said to have provided guidance, leadership, encouragement and support to the Nigerian delegation at the conference.

The WRC Conference brings together the global community to agree on the use of the world’s finite spectrum resources, the electromagnetic waves that provide connectivity for our day-to-day technologies.


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