Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) was at the 6th General Meeting of the National Council on Communication Technology (NCCT) which held at the June 12 Cultural Centre Kuto, Abeokuta, Ogun from the 18th to 23rd of November, 2018. The theme of this 6th General Meeting of the NCCT was “Leveraging ICT as a Veritable Vehicle for National Economic Recovery and Growth”. NiRA provided a consultative desk at the meeting for government officials from the Local & State Governments to check their .ng domain names and their details.

The 6th General Meeting of the NCCCT was well attended by stakeholders in the Communications industry. There were representatives from the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Galaxy Backbone PLC, Nigeria Postal Services (NIPOST), Nigeria Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) and representatives from each State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

The experts gathered at the meeting to discuss and advise the Council on how ICT could be leveraged on to support government strategies for economic recovery and growth.

The NCCT meeting enhances national intergovernmental coordination in the ICT sector and provides platform for networking and experience sharing toward harmonized sector development.

Barrister Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications during his speech, said that the Federal Government is committed to the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a means of diversifying the economy.

This, he explained, will help in the nation’s economic recovery and massive employment generation for the teeming youth

Gov. Senator Ibikunle Amosun, the Ogun State Governor declared open the 6th General Meeting of the NCCT and charged the ICT stakeholders to look vividly into how best they can control the misuse of the social media and turn it into a means of mass development. He also urged the council to come up with a control mechanism to checkmate and curb illegal usage of social media platforms.

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