Nigerian Defence saddling up ICT

March 7, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

Federal government public enterprise Galaxy Backbone is collaborating with the Nigerian Defence Headquarters to host an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) forum next week. The forum will be held on 15 March in the capital Abuja.

Defence Minister Adetokunbo Kayode, is set to a special guest of honour at the Nigerian Defence Ministry's ICT forum next week. (image:

Gerald Ilukwe, Galaxy Backbone Managing Director, said the forum is a Stakeholders’ Awareness Series (SAS) discussing how stakeholders in the defence, intelligence and security sectors could leverage ICT benefits to handle current challenges.

“The forum is particularly pertinent given the current national security situation and the general acceptance that ICTs will play a vital role in addressing such challenges,” Ilukwe said.

He added the country should conduct more conflict prevention operations via counter-terrorist strategies to international peacekeeping.

Defence Minister Adetokunbo Kayode, and Minister of Communications and Technology, Omobola Johnson, will both attend as guests of honour.

Staff writer

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