In line with the Item Five of its 8-Point Agenda, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has continued to synergize government and its ministries, department and agencies (MDAs) towards deepening use of Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4Dev)
Through the vision, which speaks to NCC’s vision to engage in strategic collaboration and partnership with various stakeholders, the NCC has been fostering avenue for synergy with government MDAs, communities and relevant local and international non-state actors to advance the use of ICT4Dev for improvement of security and education, among others.
Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta disclosed this while speaking at the 2nd Annual Public Lecture organised by the National Assembly’s monthly publication – Legislative Digest.
The programme with the theme: “20 Years of the National Assembly in the Fourth Republic: The Tasks Ahead of the 9th National Assembly” held at the NAF Conference Centre, Kado, Abuja.
Danbatta, who was represented at the forum by the Director, Public Affairs of the Commission, Dr. Henry Nkemadu, said NCC’s participation was in appreciation of the Assembly’s commitment to openness through the magazine publication and intellectual engagement of stakeholders on national issues
The occasion chaired by Anyim Pius Anyim, former President of the Senate, featured keynote address by Senator Jonathan Zwingina, former Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity; panel discussion and awards presentation to two former Senate Presidents – Dr. Joseph Wayas (1979-1983 and Ken Nnamani (2005-2007) and five past Clerks of the National Assembly for their meritorious service to nation building.
The past Clerks, who received the awards include Dr. Mohammed Adamu Fika (190-1994); Ibrahim Salim (1994-2005); Nasiru Ibrahim Arab (2005-2010); Asiwaju Oluyemi Ogunyomi (Jan. 2010- Aug. 2010); and Dr. Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa (2010-2016).
Also in attendance was Festus Dawodu, Permanent Secretary, Special Duties, Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), representatives of security chiefs, senior officials from within National Assembly, MDAs, among others.