As part of its preparation for a successful annual Information Communication Technology (ICTEL) Expo, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), has sought the partnership of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to enhance dialogue on how to explore opportunities in a digital economy.
The request, according to the NCC media team, was made by Leye Kupoluyi, LCCI Vice President, when he led a delegation of the Chamber to the Commission on a courtesy visit.
Speaking during the visit, Kupoluy said LCCI’s objective for the visit was to deliberate with the Management of the Commission on its upcoming 6th edition of the ICTEL Expo holding later this year with the theme: “Exploring Opportunities in Digital Economy.”
He says the theme of the expo is connected to the activities of NCC as the regulatory authority for telecommunications in Nigeria.
“Over the years, NCC has been supportive and remained a partner for progress to LCCI, and the successes so far recorded in the past five editions of ICTEL Expo would not have been possible without the support of NCC,” he said.
Kupoluyi further underscored the desirability of having NCC as an event partner at 2020 edition of the expo by emphasising that in today’s world, ICT/telecommunications has become an enabler for businesses, improved health care delivery, and e-agriculture among others.
Addressing the delegation, Ismail Adedigba, Acting Head of Consumer Affairs Bureau (CAB) at NCC, who received the LCCI team on behalf of Prof. Umar Danbatta, NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive, reaffirmed NCC’s commitment to the partnership, noting that strategic collaboration is the fifth item on the 8-Point Agenda of the Commission.
He also said the Commission is always ready and willing to promote a win-win partnership and collaboration with relevant stakeholders towards advancing the frontiers of the ICT industry as an enabler to the economic growth and development of Nigeria.