By Etuka Sunday
The Chairman, Board of Commissioners of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye has called on the staff of the commission to be transparent in whatever they do.
Durojaiye made the call at the NCC Christian fellowship end of the year Thanksgiving and Carol service in Abuja.
“My message to the staff of NCC is for them to work hard, be transparent, be discreet and be disciplined in all that they do; the country needs that.
This is a highly blessed country, we are blessed in every aspect especially in intellectual talent. There is no university in the world where Nigerians are not students. And they are in the top class in those universities.
“We are trying to identify those brilliant Nigerians and give them the opportunity, training them and perhaps they will invent something new for this country that we can be proud of,” he said.
The Chairman noted that “the world is going through the fourth industrial revolution; that is digitalization and we must be at the forefront of it and we want everyone of our staff to key into that vision.
“Look at Dubai, they are already planning 50 years ahead. We should be able to plan ahead, we have the talent and key into the gesture and excel. Determination, positive thinking, yes we can. That’s what put the first black man in the white house in America,” he said
According to him, “ICT has provided over 10% of our GDP and we want to provide more.
“I met with the president earlier this week and told him of our plan to drive fibre cable through all the 774 Local Government Areas in the country and he is in support of it and the minister is in support of it.
“The good news is that Nigeria is stepping into the league of 5G in the world and Nigeria is the first in Africa,” he said.
Also speaking, the Director Financial Services, NCC and President of the fellowship, Mr. Yakubu Gotor,
was full of praises for God who made it possible for them to be alive and healthy.
“The reason why we do it as believers and as children of God: the Bible says in Ephesians 5:18 that in everything we should give him thanks. And it will be foolhardy for us to end the year without recognising that God himself has been faithful to us both as individuals as an institution and as families. So we are here to celebrate God not just for the members of the Fellowship but on behalf of the staff of NCC as a whole just to recognize that there is an element that goes beyond man and that element is God. We gather and our focus is only to recognize what God has done for us and return all the glory to Him in line with what the Bible says,” he said.