Nigeria Hosts ITU 2018 Second African Preparatory Meeting

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Nigeria, yesterday, played host to its other African counterparts in preparation for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 (PP 18) scheduled to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirate in October/November, later this year.

In his remarks, the Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, explained that the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference was the key event at which lTU member states decide on the future role of the organisation thereby determining the organisation’s ability to influence and effect the development of telecommunications/ICT worldwide.

Shittu said the meeting would enable member states to put their heads together and come up with preliminary positions to fight for a common cause at the upcoming plenipotentiary conference.

I understand that the plenipotentiary conference is the top policy-making body of the ITU held every four years, the conference sets the union’s general policies, adopts four-year strategic and financial plans and elect the senior management team of the organisation, the members of council and the members of the Radio Regulation Board (RRB),” he said

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