The diligent implementation of various telecommunications policies, strategies, and regulatory frameworks, according to Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has continued to improve the country’s capacity to expand citizens’ access to digital resources, transform the production of media and knowledge, and have a positive impact on Nigeria’s economic and social development.
This was said by Danbatta in a keynote speech at the Association of Media and Communication Researchers of Nigeria’s (AMCRON) two-day International Conference, which finished over the weekend.
Many eminent academics from media and public communication as well as unrelated academic fields attended the Conference, the Association’s second.
Ismail Adedigba, Director of Research and Development at NCC, spoke on behalf of Danbatta and discussed the topic “Influence of Communication Policies on Digital Revolution in Nigeria.”
Danbatta claimed that communication policies are essentially blueprints and strategies, marked by plans for the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in a way that encourages people to harness opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) through the embrace of digital technology.