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Nigeria Among Leading Nations In Telecom Industry -NCC

Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice-Chair­man, Nigerian Communica­tions Commission ((NCC), said that Nigeria was one of the countries taking the lead in development of the tele­com industries development in the world.

Danbatta made this known in his key note address read by Ms Funola Akiode, Direc­tor, Licensing and Authorisa­tion, NCC, at the Abuja In­ternational ICT Conference and Expo 2015.

”Nigeria is not left out of the centre of development and growth of voice and data services.

‘’At some point, in less than a year ago, Nigeria was rated as the fastest growing telecom market for five con­secutive years.

”The growth of 2G to 3G and ongoing into 4G is not the preserve of the developed world, with the broadband taking the centre stage, Nige­ria is not left out.

”It is now easy to transfer funds from the comfort of your homes and offices, on­line shoppings, locally and internationally are now made available with the availabili­ty of telecom infrastructure,’’ Danbatta said.

He said that the telecom industry had brought a lot of innovations in the banking and finance industries.

Earlier, Mr Tony Ejik- enoye, President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ABUCCIMA), in his address of welcome, said that ICT constituted a potent driver of socio-economic de­velopment in emerging econ­omies.

He said the purpose of the conference was for stake­holders to discuss the path­ways to development in ris­ing economy.

”I am honoured that this conference is an appropriate venue for this purpose.

”However, it is not with­out challenges that require the attention of government, industrial key players and allies of the earnest counter­parts beyond the shores of Nigeria.

”There is a growing amount of research that aims at highlighting the crucial role of ICT in improving the socio-economic and political status of our economy.


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