Admin l Wednesday, March 08, 2023
ABUJA, Nigeria – The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has reiterated its commitment to gender equality and inclusive participation in line with the theme of the International Women Day, “Digit All: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality”.
Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta made the commitment in his goodwill message to commemorates the International Women Day, IWD.
Danbtatta said the occasion presents another opportunity for him to reiterate the Commission’s irrevocable commitment to promoting gender equality and inclusive participation in line with the theme of the celebration: ‘DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality’’.
According to him, gender inclusiveness in the Commission’s affairs permeates all cadres and disciplines and that about fifty percent of the Commission’s Management team is made up of women who have distinguished themselves, and demonstrated capacity, capability and desirability to contribute to the success of the Commission in promoting and sustaining the growth of the telecoms sector.
He said it has been established across the world, and in all parts of human endeavours that inclusion of women in leadership, has contributed in commensurate organic growth, which justifies the notion that development of any nation will be incomplete without the participation and contributions of women.
“This is why we are deliberate, purposeful and conscious of the need to encourage women and girls to partake of the innovative digital opportunities available to them to improve their lives and skills in ways that fulfill their needs and aspirations through their chosen careers”, he said.
On behalf of the Board and Management, the entire NCC family, he felicitated with the women folk, wishing to share in their joy of womanhood, and the expected greater roles they have been destined to play in promoting peace and harmony in the world.