The USPF held a meeting with Stakeholders on the 21st April, 2016, in Lagos to solicit stronger collaboration with Operators and Service Providers to deepen ICT penetration in the un-served and underserved areas of the country.
The theme of the Focused Industry Stakeholders’ Forum is: Universal Access: Eliminating the Inclusion Barriers. The event commenced with a welcome address by Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, FNSE, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission. The Secretary of the USPF, Mr. Ayuba Shuaibu, also spoke on ‘Creating the Partnership for Inclusive Access’ while the invited ICT expert shared his thoughts on the imperativeness of Universal Access to Inclusive Development.
One of the highlights of the event was the Hackathon Award. The ICT solutions created at the USPF Hackathon 2015 were showcased to provide opportunity for the Hackathon innovators to interact with potential investors and users of their products. It is one of the ways the USPF demonstrates her commitment to promoting ICT innovations and investment opportunities.