A leading telecommunication infrastructure service provider in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa, Infratel Africa has presented awards of Excellence to the Community Network Project Team Members of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD).
The Centre’s Community Network Coordinator, Haruna Adamu Hadejia disclosed this while speaking to CITAD Radio after the event at CITAD Office in Kano today.
Haruna Hadejia disclosed that, the Community Network Project Team Members awarded comprised CITAD’s Executive Director, Engr. Yunusa Ya’u, Community Network Project Coordinator Malam Haruna Adamu Hadejia and Advisory Member Engr Rabiu Haruna.
The Project Team members were honoured by Infratel due to their contribution towards the establishment and sustaining of community networks, to help bridge the digital divide, across the country.
“The award presentation was done by CITAD’s Training Coordinator Malam Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai on behalf of Infratel Africa” The Programs Coordinator expressed.
Speaking at the award ceremony, the Centre’s Executive Director Engr. Yunusa Ya’u said CITAD conducted several programmes toward supporting ICTs and specifically, advocating for the establishment and sustaining of community networks across the country
“The Centre organized meetings with friends of community networks, the CSOs and with larger stakeholders on identification and cultivating local champions to influence and support the community networks” He added.
Engr. Ya’u elucidated that Infratel Africa is one of the stakeholders in the telecommunications sector that advocated the need for a national strategy for community networks to resolve the numerous dimensions of the digital divide in Nigeria.
CITAD Radio gathered that, Community networks is a CITAD project supported by Association for Progressive Communications (APC) aimed at promoting digital connectivity and inclusion in Nigeria and providing solutions that address connectivity challenges existing in underserved and unserved areas.