Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has connected 66 embassies and high commissions abroad, following the launch of their Global Communication Network (GCN) and ICT training centre.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Olugbenga Ashiru said at Monday’s launch, the project was designed to bring real-time secure communication to embassies and missions abroad. He also said the ICT training centre would enhance his staff’s technological skills and make Nigeria’s diplomatic service more visible.
The Ministry’s IT Director Mohammed Danjaji said: “The ministry wants to establish a secure communication link with its missions abroad. This is a modern up-to-date technology that involves voice, video and data communication. About 60 missions are currently connected and this is real time communication.”