ATCON set to host dialogue on Telecoms, ICT sector

From Cyriacus Nnaji, Lagos

Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) under the leadership of its President, Mr Olusola Teniola has finalized plans to host a National Dialogue on Telecommunications and ICT Sector in Nigeria.

The event which has the theme “Harnessing the Digital Resources for the Building of our National Economy” is scheduled to take place on March 26 in Abuja.

According to a press release by the Executive Secretary, ATCON, Ajibola Olude, “This National Dialogue on Telecoms and ICT is targeted at changing the narrative of our country’s development through the optimal utilization of digital resources and to achieve
this, State Governors, Ministries, Agencies and Sectors like Agriculture, Education, Oil & Gas, Health, Industry, Trade and Investment, Security and Defence have been invited along with telecom and ICT companies.

The release stated that the growth across all the sectors of Nigeria’s economy is expected to be exponential as a result of the resolve by the Federal Government of Nigeria under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to drive the entire
economy through digital resources.

“The supply side which is comprised of Telecom and ICT Companies and the demand side which is made up of all the Ministries, States, Local Governments, Nigerians and Non-Nigerians are expected to have higher level of productivity on the condition that they adopt and leverage on the opportunities presented by the digital economy to improve their output. This strategic dialogue plans to bring together the Presidency, National Assembly, relevant Federal Ministries, State Governors, ICT State Commissioners, Telecom and ICT Operating Companies, World Bank and other international relevant agencies,” Olude said.

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