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Networking is a problem in rural and developing countries, where they do not have access to adequate or adequate telecommunications in their areas.

That is why the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has organized and taken the initiative to ensure that Community areas have access to their network. The initiative was co-sponsored by the Association of Progressive Communications (APC) and supported by the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

 

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Today 06-12-2021, CITAD, commission First Nigerian Network Community School for some of the selected members of the rural community to be educated and encouraged on how to create and manage the Network. This is the first of its kind in Nigeria and will provide an opportunity to meet and educate rural people on such issues. The school is currently holding in Kaduna-Nigeria and will last for five days.

The Director of CITAD, Y.Z Yau welcomed the participants and began by outlining the goals of the program and the nature of the program. He went on to explain why some of the seven Community in Nigeria were selected, including; Jama’are, Itas in Bauchi State and Pasepa, Laileyin Gwari, Tugan Ashere, and Dakwa in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.

He further commended the members of the advisory committee of the program and those who attended the inauguration of the school physically and virtually and wished them well.

In a welcome address, Olusola Teniola of the Alliance for Affordable Internet said CITAD should be commended for its commitment and stressed the importance of such programs in other Communities or inaccessible areas.

Also in his welcome address, Mr. Iseyin Johnson of the Fantsum Foundation, which was represented by Mrs. Kazanka Dada Comfort traces the origins of the program to the Kafanchan area of Kaduna State in 2001, which has resulted in its production across the country. She also commended CITAD for its tireless efforts to promote technology in the community.

Among those who delivered the welcome message was Edith Udeagu, who encouraged the participants to focus and opened their ears, and asked questions about things they did not understand.

Dr. Yusuf Abdulqadir opened the school with information on Spectrum and its distribution and how it is, further he explained how the spectrum is allocated in the world and how it is viewed (economic, developmental status) before its allocated.

Participants asked questions about the spectrum and other topics related to it.

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The event was attended by Galaxy Director who was represented by Deputy Director Abdul-Malik Sulaiman and was the keynote speaker. Also in attendance were Sulaiman Ibrahim from NOA and Dr. Sanah Abdullahi Mu’az who led the school today.

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