Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, in Abuja, stressed the need for the county to bridge the standardisation gap in the Information Communication Technology,ICT sector.

The minister said this on the occasion of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day celebrated annually on May 17 to raise awareness on telecom and information gap among societies.

The theme of this year’s celebration is “Bridging the Standardisation Gap.

Represented by the Director, Radio Monitoring and Survey, Ministry of Communications.Kilyobas Binga, Shittu said that the essence of the call was to ensure that the country experienced economic benefits of associated technological developments.

According to him, the purpose of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of internet and other ICTs can bring development to societies and economies, as well as bridge the digital divide.