Nigeria has been elected into the International Telecommunication Union’s Council, the administrative body that governs ITU in between quadrennial Plenipotentiary Conferences, for the next four years.
The election, which took place at the ongoing 19th ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, saw 47 other countries elected into the 48-member Council.
Sixty candidate countries contested for the 48 seats on the Council. The elected countries include Nigeria, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia and Uganda, all from Africa.
From the Americas were Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay, USA and Venezuela. France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey were elected from Western Europe.
Others include Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Poland, Romania and Russian Federation from Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (Republic), Kuwait, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and United Arab Emirates were elected from East Asia and Australasia.