A delegation of the United Kingdom government (Prime Minister’s Office & Cabinet Office) led by the Head of Strategic Communications – International Projects, Government Communication Service International, Dirk Danino-Forsyth, recently met with the National Executive Council of the Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) led by the President, Mr. Olusola Teniola.
The meeting held at the ATCON Secretariat,Lagos, focused on three key areas- connectivity, digital inclusion and Cyber-security.
Leader of the delegation, Mr Dirk Danino-Forsyth said that the government of the United Kingdom is interested in growing the Nigerian telecom and ICT sector further and that is why they were sent by the government to ascertain the status of connectivity, digital inclusion and Cyber-security in Nigeria.
In his response, Mr Olusola Teniola,President ATCON, appreciated the UK Government for deeming it fit to crosscheck the real situation of things with respect to the aforementioned focus of the meeting.
He said both the regulator and the players in the industry are doing their best but the support of the UK government would make the country to realize its goals for the industry.
ATCON,in conclusion, promised to work with them on ensuring that there is connectivity, expanded digital inclusion and mitigation against Cyber-attacks in the country.