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Presidential committee commends DSA on IGF

The Nigeria’s presidential Inter-Ministerial Committee on the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has commended the management of Digital Sense Africa (DSA) over its unalloyed interest in creating awareness in the industry, especially on Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in the country.

The presidential inter-ministerial committee was set up following the end of the two-phased World Summit on the Information Society which held in Geneva in 2003 and Tunisia in 2005 with active participation of the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

While, DSA is a proudly Nigerian entity with specialisation in Information and Communication Technology focused consultancy and perception management with experts’ affiliation across African continent and prides itself as the organisers of the Nigeria Digital Sense Forum series, one of which delves on Internet Governance.

The committee made this commendation through its secretary, Mr. Solomon Ingba at the weekend in a mail addressed to the management of DSA, saying he is proud of DSA commitment.

“I am proud of the ICT awareness which DSA is carrying out ... which includes Internet Governance (IG) issues,” he said, stressing that these issues are currently being discussed at various levels of Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Ingba pointed out that since issues of Internet Governance are all-inclusive, it is a welcome development that all stakeholders join forces to ensure that Nigeria take its rightful place in the comity of nations.

“All the ICT stakeholders in Nigeria need to close ranks for Information and Communication Technology development in the country and beyond,” he added.

Reacting to the commendation, the Executive Director, Digital Sense Africa, Mrs. Nkemdilim Nweke, said that it gladdens one’s heart to note that the efforts by the likes of DSA is getting attention at the federal level.

She reiterated the call by Ingba for collaboration among all relevant stakeholders in moving the nation and particularly the ICT sector forward for a better future.
Also, she promised to continue to inspire her team at DSA to do their best and work alongside the WSIS committee in delivering on their presidential mandate.

Further, she extended the commendation to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), who saw reasons for the noble course by way of collaborating alongside other private operators in the country.

Noteworthy is that the immediate former chairman of the committee, who is now the Permanent Secretary, Nigeria Ecological Fund, Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, had during the DSA forum on Internet Governance 2010, extended a similar commendation Digital Sense Africa (DSA), for putting together the annual Nigeria Digital Sense Forum, for its initiative in sustaining the programme as a prelude to the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

She noted that DSA as a private initiative has succeeded where government agencies failed.

Meanwhile, Engr. K. Binga has since assumed office as the chairman of the committee after Mrs. Odusote’s exit.

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