BY CHIDIEBERE NWANWKO
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed its willingness to continue in protecting the rights of women, by creating opportunities for them to achieve their potential in digital innovation and be part of the digital growth.
Speaking at an event to commemorate the International Women’s Day 2023 at the Commission’s head office in Abuja on Wednesday, the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta reiterated the needs: “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.”
The International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year.
According to Danbatta: “This occasion presents another opportunity for me 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’’.
While congratulating the women in the Commission, the EVC noted that gender inclusiveness in the Commission’s affairs permeates all cadres and disciplines. He said that about 50% of the NCC’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 justifies this focus as a global success trend: “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.”
“On this note, and on behalf of the Board and Management, the entire NCC family, I felicitate with our women folk and wish 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,” Danbatta concluded.