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NCC, South Korean tech leaders fine-tune implementation of Information Access Centre

L-R: Mr. Un Jong, JI, Executive Principal, Department of Global ICT Cooperation/ Global ICT Project Team; Engr. Abraham Oshadami, Executive Commissioner, Technical Services at NCC; Ms Viola Askia Usoro, Group Head, Corporate Services at DBI; and Mr Kim Dohum, Senior Manager Department of Global ICT Cooperation/Global Digital Transformation Team, in South Korea, During a Courtesy Visit to NCC Corporate Headquarters,  in Abuja, FCT         Photo: NCC/Facebook

*The Nigerian Communications Commission receive leading South Korean technology leaders to discuss activation of the Information Access Centre, designed to develop important knowledge and tools, especially in the field of communications, to promote innovation and advance the digital economy sector in the West African country

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

As part of measures to further strengthen Nigeria’s role in the global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has received a delegation from South Korea.

ConsumerConnect reports  the visiting South Korean delegation was at the NCC Corporate Head Office Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in Abuja, FCT, to consolidate joint efforts at implementing the Information Access Centre (IAC) project in the West African country.

The delegation, led by prominent South Korean technology leaders, held talks with top NCC officials to share knowledge and expertise on establishing the IAC in Nigeria.

Benefits of IAC to industry stakeholders, Nigerian consumers

The Information Access Centre is being designed to develop important knowledge and tools, especially in the field of communications, to promote innovation and development in the Nigeria Digital Economy.

Competent sources indicated that the visiting South Korean team, while at the NCC Headquarters, conferred with the telecoms sector regulatory, and the two sides exchanged views on strategies and best practices for the effective implementation of the Information Access Centre (IAC) in Nigeria.

The South Korea team commended the NCC’s efforts at promoting transparency and access to the telecoms industry, expressing their readiness to support the establishment of the Centre.

On the project, partners expect significant improvements in the dissemination and access of information that will contribute to the growth and development of the telecoms industry in the country.

South Korea’s NIA awards DBI right to host Information Access Centre

It is recalled the National Information Society Agency (NIA), under the Ministry of Science and ICT, Republic of Kore, during the two-day 9th Global ICT Leadership Forum, early November 2023, had accorded the NCC’s Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) the right to host the Information Access Centre.

Earlier, the Republic of Korea team had also visited DBI for a facility assessment tour and found DBI worthy of using it as an Information Access Centre.

It was gathered after a painstaking and rigorous selection process, supported by the Federal  Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy and Federal Ministry of Finance, and further participation of the DBI Team, led by Prof Mohammed Ajiya, at the 9th Global ICT Leadership Forum with the theme: “Global Cooperation for the Digital Co-prosperity Society”, the DBI has since been approved to be an Information Access Centre.

In regard to tech equipment the IAC, the project will create multi-functional facilities which include an ICT Training Lab, Internet Lounge, Video Conference  Room, and Administrative Office to offer a wide range of opportunities for ICT enablement and to bring them into the Information Society.

South Korea’s NIA is to equip DBI training facilities, and make it a global Information Access Centre for the benefit of Nigerians.

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