The need to hold the maiden edition of Virtual Structured Engagement with Key Stakeholders in the Nigerian Telecom & ICT Sector on the New National Broadband Plan 2020- 2025 with a theme – Realizing the new set target of 70% of Broadband Penetration slated for Thursday, March 25, 2021 is one of the efforts that the Association has put in place to support the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The National Executive Council of ATCON places emphasis on the buy-in of the various sub-groups under the membership of ATCON to ensure and guarantee that the new Nigerian National Broadband Plan 2020-2025 is adequately positioned to deliver its ultimate purposes for the generality of Nigerians more quickly. Traditionally, ATCON as an organization usually gives its members the opportunity to review and provide insightful approaches and solutions along with Ministry, NCC, NITDA and State Governments as to what needs to be done to contribute to various programmes and projects that are earmarked for the successful implementation of the previous National Broadband Plan under past ministers.
Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, is expected to deliver the Principal Keynote Address on "Enhancing the contributions of sub-sector in the Nigerian national broadband plans through enabling policies" while Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, EVC/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Mr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director-General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Engr Aliyu Aziz Abubakar, Director-General/CEO, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)would share their respective commissions and agency's perspective via a paper presentation on "Aggregating the potentials of the sub-sector to meet the new broadband set target of 70%". Some industry thought leaders have also been invited to make contributions based on the sub-sectors.
Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy
EVC/CEO Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC)
DG/CEO National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)
DG/CEO National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)
Chair Nigeria National Broadband Plan Implementation Steering Committee
President ATCON/Chief Host