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How Nigeria retained ITU Council seat

How Nigeria retained ITU Council seat
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Nigeria has retained the ITU Council seat in what is a reward to the Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson’s vigorous campaign, supported by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr Eugene Juwah.

[blockquote cite=”Dr Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of NCC”]“The Nigerian telecommunications industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the last decade. The growth rate continues to be impressive. Our industry statistics shows the country’s active voice subscriber base of about 132 million as at today; tele-density of 92.41%; Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of over $32 billion and telecoms contributes 9% to Nigeria’s GDP.[/blockquote]
The ITU Council is the highest decision-making body that acts as the union’s governing body in the interval between Plenipotentiary Conferences.

The Nigerian Communications Commission formed the arrow-head of the country’s return to the ITU Council, it was gathered at a dinner hosted by Nigeria for the delegates after the elections.

Dr Eugene Juwah, Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission told the gathering that there had been so much development in the country’s Communications sector, which she was ready to export and share with the international community.

“The Nigerian telecommunications industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the last decade. The growth rate continues to be impressive. Our industry statistics shows the country’s active voice subscriber base of about 132 million as at today; tele-density of 92.41%; Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of over $32 billion and telecoms contributes 9% to Nigeria’s GDP. Nigeria still has tremendous opportunities for growth, especially in the area of broadband deployment.

“As a country, we have valuable experiences to share. We have also been recognized in various fora globally for the achievements we have made in regulating and developing our telecommunications sector. We continue to enunciate programs and regulatory frameworks, as well as adapt global best practices in the regulation of our telecommunications industry. We carry out our regulatory role based on the principles of fairness, forthrightness and firmness. This has been demonstrated over the years in all the initiatives and programs we have implemented,” Juwah said.

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