The 10th National Regular Council Meeting on Communications and Digital Economy (NCCDE) has tasked the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Ltd on leveraging its mandate as the only indigenous communication satellite solution provider to extend digital literacy programmes to rural Nigeria.

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The NCCDE recently held in Ibadan, Oyo state. The NCCDE is the highest body on communications and digital economy in the country. It comprises of commissioners and representatives of state governments, chairman of boards and chief executives of parastatals under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

This year meeting held under the theme: ‘Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship as a Panacea for Challenges to Sustainable Economic Development in Nigeria.’ It was declared opened by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of Oyo state, Mrs. Olubamiwo Adeosun.

The meeting which was presided over by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, in company of the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. William Alo, received a total of 111 memoranda out of which 77 were considered and 34 were stepped down.


Managing Director, NIGCOMSAT Ltd, Dr. Abimbola Alale, described the meeting as setting the agenda for well-articulated plans to move the sector forward.

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