First Digital African Week Kicks Off in Abuja

By Dipo Olowookere

From Tuesday, August 27, 2019, stakeholders in the telecommunications industry across the globe will gathered in Abuja for the first Digital African Week Conference taking place in Abuja.

The event is organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and hosted by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

A statement issued today by the Director of Public Affairs at the NCC, Mr Henry Nkemadu, stated that the four-day programme will take place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

The workshop is expected to bring together leading specialists in the field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, smart city planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts, the academia among others.

“This conference is first of its kind and it will bring together everybody that has a role in the fast growing telecommunications industry in Africa,” Mr Umar Garba Danbatta, who is the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC)/CEO of NCC said

Mr Danbatta, who is also a telecommunications engineer, explained that “the conference will run from Tuesday August 27, to Friday August 30, 2019 and will be communicated both in English and French.”

“Participation in the trainings and forum is strictly for those who have pre-registered online and open to anyone with interest in topics related to smart and sustainable cities, frontier technologies, Electro Magnetic Fields (EMFs) and circular economy and it is at no cost to participants,” he said.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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