Dr. ‘Bosun Tijani, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, took to X (formerly Twitter) to celebrate the achievements of the Nigerian delegation at the International Telecommunication Union’s World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (ITU-WRC23).
Expressing his excitement, Minister Tijani highlighted two major successes: the recovery of satellite resources for broadcast services and the acquisition of additional FM Frequency channels. Both accomplishments are significant milestones, providing a substantial boost to Nigeria’s telecoms and broadcast industry.
The minister credited the success to the collaborative efforts of the entire delegation, representing entities such as the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NIGCOMSAT Ltd, and other stakeholders. He extended his gratitude for their hard work and dedication.
Looking forward, Minister Tijani emphasized the importance of planning for the next WRC in 2027. He urged the delegation to focus on diversity and succession planning to ensure effective and impactful representation in future events, enhancing Nigeria’s global standing in telecommunications.
In a related note, Minister Tijani commended the plans of ITU Secretary-General, Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin, to establish an Advisory Youth Board. This initiative aims to give young people a voice within the ITU, bringing fresh and inclusive perspectives to global connectivity discussions. The minister sees this as a positive step towards active youth participation in shaping the future of international telecommunications.