The Nigerian Communications Commission has charged the Nigerian Army to explore Information and Communications Technology in order to ensure efficient service delivery.
Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta, gave the charge at the donation of ICT equipment to the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies, Makurdi, in Abuja on Wednesday.
Danbatta, who was represented by Head of Information Technology, Mr Oshadami Abraham, said that the regulatory agency expected that gesture would go a long way in ensuring that the army achieved its mandate especially in securing the territorial integrity of the country.
The NCC boss said, “The commission no doubt expects that the gesture will go a long way to complement the efforts of the Nigerian Army towards achieving its mandate and to further enhance the security of the country.
“It is our hope that this donation will make a difference on the members of staff and students of your institute not only by improving their access to ICT tools but to enhance their skills in computing as well as understanding and developing an appreciation of ICT for improved efficiency and learning in various subjects.
“It is important to recall the saying that to whom much is given, much will be expected. Therefore, we expect that these ICT tools will be properly allocated, managed, protected and maintained for the benefit of the members of staff and students.”
Director of ICT at the institute, Ms Chidinma Nwafor, who represented the Rector of the institute, Brigadier General Aminu Abdu, expressed the appreciation of the institute for the donation.