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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Akpabio, Fayemi, Fashola for NCC’s Telecom Summit’13


The trio of Governors of Akwa Ibom, Ekiti and Lagos States have been confirmed to grace the forthcoming maiden edition of the Telecom Stakeholders Summit being organized by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), reports DigitalSENSE Business News.

Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Summit and Director, Public Affairs of the Commission, Mr. Tony Ojobo, confirmed to DigitalSENSE Business News that the Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Obong Godswill Akpabio would preside over the event, while the Governor Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi would present a keynote. While Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, is the Host Governor, just as Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson would also present a keynote at the event.

NCC, he said, has concluded arrangements for the hosting of the maiden edition of an annual Telecom Stakeholders Summit in Nigeria.

The summit, slated for Lagos at the Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 with the theme “Transforming a Nation with Broadband: Telecom as Instrument for Sustainable Development.”

According to him, the summit has been designed to bring together, different stakeholders of the telecom industry to interact and discuss issues that affect them from their various perspectives and interests.

“It will comprise a forum, product and services showcase, and gala nite,” he declared.

In addition, Ojobo affirmed that members of the National Assembly and top industry chieftains and experts, including service providers and consumers are expected at the maiden edition of the flagship telecom summit in Nigeria.

The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah, was quoted as saying the summit will provide veritable platform for interaction and sharing of ideas across different stakeholders, as well as providing an opportunity for appraisal of the performance of the industry, while projecting for the future.

Juwah noted that the summit evolved out of the need to achieve a more inclusive consultation among the different stakeholders in line with the consultative approach to the Commission’s regulatory mandate.

Further, Mr. Ojobo, said the summit boasts of full representation of the key stakeholders in the industry including the consumers, the government at different levels, the investors, the service providers, the media, the financial industry and international telecom community.


The summit, as said by him, promises to offer intense discourse about the industry, it potentials and its direction while also providing an atmosphere for relaxation and interaction between the diverse stakeholder segments of the  industry, while sending a signal to the world about our unity of purpose, and huge potentials that abound in our country.

Remmy Nweke
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