In honour of the annual Africa Telecommunications Union (ATU) celebrated yesterday, 7t December, 2020, Galaxy Backbone (GBB), led by its Managing Director/CEO, Professor Muhammad Bello Abubakar, congratulates the Honourable Minister of Communications & Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) on leading the digital transformation achievements currently driving the nation’s economy.
The theme of this year’s ATU Conference; “POST COVID-19: The Role Of Telecoms/ICT in the Resumption of Socio-economic Activities” is apt in line with the efforts that have been made in Nigeria through the leadership of the Honourable Minister in ensuring that public sector operations continue despite the COVID-19 pandemic. It was the Honourable Minister’s idea at the heat of the pandemic to propose that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) which is the highest decision-making body in the country conduct its meetings virtually using the Galaxy Backbone digital Infrastructure platform. This proposal which was approved by his Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), has recorded a huge success as the FEC has successfully conducted over 22 meetings virtually leveraging the GBB Unified Communications platform.
Also, over this period a lot of young people have been trained with digital skills that is transforming how they work and live and has encouraged them to create new innovation that is transforming the nation and is leading to the attraction of global investors into the country. The Honourable Minister has continued to champion the need for digital skills which will help in transforming the nation’s digital Economy.
Prof. Abubakar, MD/CEO at GBB, an agency under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications & Digital Economy has committed that GBB will continue to support the efforts of the Honourable Minister in ensuring that Nigeria and indeed the whole of the African Telecommunications Union is fast transformed into a leading globally recognized digital economy. GBB will continue to innovate and stay focused in its role as government’s digital & network communications platform, implementing the vision of Dr. Pantami to build a formidable digital Economy in Nigeria.
Once again Galaxy Backbone congratulates and celebrates with the Federal Ministry Of Communications and Digital Economy under the leadership of Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim(Pantami), the leadership of the African Telecommunications Union and all member states on this special 2020 ATU DAY and look forward to future collaborations between public and private organisations within the ATU.