The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami says his ministry will focus on how to transform the Nigerian economy using emerging digital technologies.
Pantami was speaking at the Seventh Study Group-13 (SG-13) Regional Workshop for Africa, organised by International Telecommunications Union, ITU, in Abuja, with the theme: “Standardisation of Future Networks Towards Building a Better Connected Africa”.
The Minister also advised Nigerians to embrace a digital economy culture that would impact positively on the lives of the people, urging African countries to develop standards for future networks that could support digital economy.
He thanked the union for its various efforts at improving telecommunications standards globally.
Earlier, the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC Umar Danbatta, said that the future role in information of this type of network was non-negotiable. He also described the study as the new frontier, which had come with great value and potential for humanity.