NCC urges journalists to acquire digital skills


THE Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, is urging journalists in the country to acquire digital skills.

Ikechukwu Adinde, new director, Public Affairs, NCC, said with digital skills, journalists will help the commission to actualise the country’s digital economy objective.

He stated this at a virtual meeting organised by ICT reporters in Abuja, adding that the NCC has been able to deliver on its mandate with the support of the media.

Commending the media for standing by the commission through the thick and thin over the years, Adinde said the partnership between them and NCC should be sustained in the interest of the country.

He assured the media that the doors of the commission would remain open for innovative ideas and meaningful contributions to the telecom industry.

Said he: “We are seeking areas where NCC can support the Nigerian media, especially those on ICT platforms to Fastrack the process of the digital economy. We are readily open to innovative ideas that will make us have a meaningful relationship with the media.”

Urging the media not to rest in its resolve to promote ventures that would accelerate the growth and development of the nation’s economy, especially now that the world is grappling with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, he said he was mindful of their ubiquitous track record and output over the years.

“We want to continue the cordial relationship, thereby improving the mutual interest of our stakeholders and the growth of the country,” he said.

– Aug. 11, 2020 @ 15:45 GMT |

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