Nigeria has been given two slots in executive position at the International Telecommunication Union as two Nigerians have been elected into the executive positions. The two are Abraham Oshadami and Lasis Salami Lawal who were elected at the just concluded World Radio Conference in Dubai. Oshadami, the Director of Spectrum Administration at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) was elected the Vice Chairman of the ITU’s Radiocommunication Advisory Group (RAG), while Lawal, the Acting General Manager and Project Manager, Navigation Project Office of the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited, was elected Vice Chairman of the ITU-R Study Group Four, Satellite Services.
A statement issued by the NCC said some other members of the NCC delegation to the World Radio Conference were also elected into WRC 2023 Working Groups. The statement said that Dr. Aminu Maida, the Chief Executive of NCC, was excited at the appointment of Nigerians into the leadership of the ITU and its working groups. Maida expressed delight at the outcome of the elections, stating that roles of the Nigerian elected delegates would enhance Nigeria’s global standing in the telecom space, as well as ensure that the country’s interests and goals are more aptly aligned with global best practices. “I am excited about the election of two of our colleagues, Engr. Oshadami and Dr. Lawal as Vice Chairs of the Key Study Groups. It is an honour for the Nigerian Communications Commission and the Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited to have produced these two intellectuals as global radiocommunication leaders.
“Their positions will also ensure that our interests and goals aptly align with global best practices, especially as we work towards attaining the target set by the National Broadband Plan,” he said. Maida charged them to live up to the huge expectations that the global radiocommunication community has placed on them by electing them into the roles.