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Nigeria emerges first chairman of ITU’s radio council

Nigeria has become the first African country to head the World Radio Communications (WRC) Council an arm of the 150 year old International Telecommunications Union…

Nigeria has become the first African country to head the World Radio Communications (WRC) Council an arm of the 150 year old International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
The country bagged the honour through Engr. Festus Daudu, Director Spectrum Administration at the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology as the new ITU’s radio council chairman.
A statement signed by the NCC Director Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo said Engr. Daudu in his inaugural speech at the opening ceremony of the WRC 2015, at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, thanked the Almighty God as well as the Government and people of Nigeria for making it possible for him to be the first African to chair the WRC Council.
The Chairman of the WRC further assured the gathering that he will do his utmost best to fulfil the mandate given to him as he promised to be fair and impartial in his dealings.
According to him, the conference was one of the most important conferences of the union which will be examining a large number of important and sensitive issues ranging from mobile broadband communications, broadband satellite systems to emergency communications, disaster relief including issues relating to maritime and aeronautical communications, monitoring the environment and climate change, universal time and space among others.
 He said the conference will also deal with issues covering a wide frequency range and concerning a wide variety of radio communication services that the public relies on for such essential services as health information, education, security and safety.
 

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