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Delegates at CTO Conference Extol NCC Museum

By The Citizen

Delegates at the 2013 Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation ( CTO), have extolled the Nigeria Communications Commission's (NCC)  museum situated at it’s headquarters in Abuja,as an edifice for knowledge .

Rebecca Joshua Okwaci, Minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services, Republic of South Sudan, said the museum is very important to Africa owing to the historical artifacts highlighting the chronicles of Telecommunications and Postal services development in the country.

She added that South Sudan will borrow a leaf from the centre in setting up its museum, in the future.

“Visiting the museum was really interesting.  I am so impressed by the way the museum is organised and mostly the history it depicts. This is very important to us as Africans. I will like a semblance of the museum in South Sudan.

“What I will take home is such importance of documenting your history, which shows how human beings have “used” their brain to develop and progress the telecommunications sector”, she said.

Okwaci also encouraged young African entrepreneurs to utilise opportunities in Africa’s telecommunications fertile grounds in better the worth of the people through innovations.

“We have to use ICT to better the lives of our people. I have been urging Africans especially women and youths to know that ICT is the way forward.

“As a new minister of Telecommunications & Postal Services in my country I have really seen equipping programmes to leverage on due to my attending the CTO Conference 2013,” she added.

Also speaking , Juma Kandie, chairman, CTO, Kenya, described the museum as great.

“There are a lot of historical artifacts which will make a great difference in terms of showing innovations that have come up over the years and in the process of developing the telecommunications and postall services in the country,” he said.

Kandie applauded NCC, stressing that the CTO Conference has exposed the ingenuity of the Commission. Nigeria CommunicationsWeek,