The Nigerian Communications Commission’s top management is pleased with the country’s outstanding performance at the ongoing International Telecommunications Union (ITU) World Radio Communications (WRC) Conference 2023, which is being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where two Nigerians were elected to leadership positions and several other Commission delegates were elected to Working Groups.
Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Aminu Maida, speaking on the sidelines of WRC 2023 in Dubai, announced that the Director of Spectrum Administration at NCC, Engineer Abraham Oshadami, has been elected Vice Chairman of the ITU’s Radiocommunication Advisory Group (RAG); while the Acting General Manager and Project Manager, Navigation Project Office, Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited, Dr. Lasisi Salami Lawal was elected Vice Chairman of the ITU-R Study Group Four (Satellite Services).
While congratulating the successful delegates, Maida commended the Honourable Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani, who led Nigeria’s delegation to WRC 2023, for “providing guidance, leadership, encouragement and support to the Nigerian delegation at the conference.”
The WRC Conference brings together the global community to agree on using the world’s finite spectrum resources, the electromagnetic waves that provide connectivity for our day-to-day technologies.
Maida expressed delight at the outcome of the elections, stating that the roles of the Nigerian elected delegates would enhance Nigeria’s global standing in the telecom space and ensure that the country’s interests and goals are more aptly aligned with international best practices.
“I am excited about the election of two of our colleagues, Engr. Oshadami and Dr. Lawal as Vice Chairs of the Key Study Groups. It is an honour for the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited to have produced these two intellectuals as global radiocommunication leaders.
“Their positions will also ensure that our interests and goals aptly align with global best practices, especially as we work towards attaining the target set by the National Broadband Plan,” he said.