Girls in ICT Day is a global event, a brain child of the International Telecommunication Union, ITU, and an initiative backed by ITU member states through resolution 70 (Rev. Busan, 2014). Stakeholders in the ICT and ICT sub-sector organize events on this day to celebrate girls’ interest and strength in Information and Communications Technologies, ICT, and to encourage them to choose careers in these fields.
Digital Peers International, Management and Staff of Nigerian Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, celebrated the GICT Day 2017 with about 50 school girls and teachers NIGCOMSAT complex, Abuja.
The girls who were gladly received by the MD/CEO, NIGCOMSAT, Ms. Abimbola Alale were encouraged to take up careers in ICT. Ms. Alale in her speech noted that ICTs have become a critical component of everyday life, work and education. Every girl, regardless of her course of study or discipline must develop IT skills. There girls were conducted on a tour around the NIGCOMSAT Control Room and Satellite Facilities.