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Nigeria moves to secure 2 seats at ITU

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Nigeria has formally presented her 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.

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, made the formal presentation at a dinner organised for Mr. Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary General; other elected officials of the global telecom regulatory body, ministers, chief regulators of member states from across the globe, among other dignitaries.

EVC of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta

“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,” a statement from NCC quoted Prof Danbatta saying.

Speaking further, Danbatta noted that Nigeria had 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 stressed.