ITU tasks Nigeria, others on inclusive ICT growth:
United Nations arm in charge of global telecommunication development, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has urged member nations to aid the growth of information and communications technology (ICT) in their countries. According to ITU, developing nations like Nigeria should concentrate on the role of emerging technologies in boosting ICT accessibility.
ITU Secretary-General, Houlin Zhao had this to say, “We at ITU believe that the principles of universal design, equal opportunities to accessible ICTs and assistive technologies are key to building inclusive societies.”
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Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau, Doreen Bogdan-Martin added, “With the world becoming ever more digital, accessibility to ICTs must be one of our most urgent priorities. These collaborative regional platforms bring together a broad community of expert stakeholders from government, the private sector and civil society, and are an effective way of accelerating progress towards building a more inclusive information society.”