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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

WRC elects Nigerian Daudu as chairman, commendation galore




 
The election of Nigerian, Engr. Festus Daudu as Chairman 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) in Geneva, Switzerland has continued to attracted commendations from across the globe, ITRealms reports.

A member Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Daudu’selection which many perceived asgreat achievement for Nigeria, would see him superintend over 3,800 delegates from 162 member states and many international organisations, including the Commonwealth Telecommunications  Organisation (CTO), that are taking part in the WRC which starts today.

ITRealms gathered that the election of Daudu, who is Director, Spectrum Management at the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology (FMCT) is the first time for an African to be elected to this position in 150 years history of the Geneva-based International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

 Among those that have expressed their overwhelming joy atDaudu’s election, ITRealms gathered, include the Secretary-General, Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, Shola Taylor who extended his congratulatory message to the Government of Nigeria,said:

“I am delighted at the election of a Commonwealth candidate to chair this important Conference, and having known EngrDaudu for many years, I have full confidence in his ability to steer the Conference successfully, especially when considering his calm and professional disposition. This is a pride to Nigeria, Africa and the Commonwealth,” Taylor added.

The Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Houlin Zhao, also shared his satisfaction at EngrDaudu’s election.“Let me congratulate Festus Daudu for his nomination as chairman of WRC-15, as well as the vice-chairmen. MrDaudu, I have every confidence in your abilities to ensure a smooth and efficient running of the conference over the four coming weeks.”

“I am confident that Festus Daudu will lead us successfully at this Conference,” added Director of the ITU’s Radiocommunication Bureau, Francois Rancy.

The Commonwealth countries will be meeting once a week during the Conference to continue to coordinate the views of Commonwealth countries during the Conference. All leaders of the 6 regional groups – the Arab Group, CITEL, APT, ATU, RCC and CEPT all expressed individually their congratulations and confidence in Engr. Daudu to lead the Conference to a successful end.

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