ATCON Confirms Pantami’s Attendance at Webinar on Telecom and ICT Consumers’ Needs in Covid-19 Era

Dr. Pantami and Prof. Danbatta

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy is expected to speaker at a webinar organised by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), focusing on the needs of Telecom and ICT Consumers in the Era of Covid-19 and Post Covid-19 Pandemic Cum Digital Economy Era.

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The President of ATCON, Mr. OLusola Teniola while confirming the participation of the Minister, Dr. Isa Pantami said Pantami will present a principal keynote address on theme of the Forum with special focus on the Ministry’s Policy Directions.

In said that Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Mr Kashifu Abdullahi, Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency would constitute the panelists from the government establishments.

He added that they will be making presentations on the theme of the event with special focus on what the Commission’s and Agencies are doing in respect of consumers.

In a statement issued by the Executive Sectary of ATCON, Mr. Ajibola Olude, the Association said that the theme of the webinar is “Meeting the Interests of Government, Consumers and Telecom & ICT Companies in the Era of COVID-19 and Post COVID-19 Pandemic for Digital Economy Development”.

The statement said that the Sectoral Virtual Forum would address the need of telecom and ICT Consumers in the COVID-19 and Post COVID-19 Pandemic cum Digital Economy era with the principal goal of meeting the new broadband target of 70%.

According to ATCON, the objective of the forum is to converge regulator’s Interests to ensure a competitive telecom market and fast track development of telecom industry and an enabling environment for businesses and protection of investment in the sector.

The forum is also expected to address Consumer’s Interests and to ensure consumers are satisfied in terms of quality of services, affordability and access for Digital Economy Development.

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