The Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC), said it would leverage on the power of information and Communication technology in digitally transforming Nigerian society and communities.
Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Prof.Umar Danbatta made the pledge in his message to Nigerians to mark the 14th World Telecommunication and Information Society Day(WTISD), with the theme: “Accelerating Digital Transformation in Challenging Times”.
According to him, the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, has highlighted the urgency of digital transformation and advancing the goals and target of Connect 2030 Agenda of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) saying that Nigeria through the NCC has been actively involved in commemorating the day.
He stated that throughout the year, the NCC has actively marked the WTISD through national,regional, continental and international initiatives.
The WTISD is celebrated annually on May 17 to commemorate the founding of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865.
The 2021 WTISD provides a unique opportunity for International Communication Union (ITU) members to continue in their quest for an accelerated digital transformation agenda that is all-encompassing, by promoting national strategies on ICT development across the world.