Chief Tony Nnacheta, Anambra Commissioner for Information, Communication and Strategy, on Wednesday urged literate youths and adults to key into modern Information and Telecommunication Technology (ICT) devices.
Nnacheta made the appeal in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka to mark the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.
He said that these devices would enhance an individual’s data bank and be useful for activities now and in the future.
The commissioner lauded the incredible contributions of telecommunication and information dissemination devices to the world.
“The world has become a global village with everybody feeling as close to each other as possible because of the availability of information at the touch of a finger.
“Information devices available in the world presently have made it possible to access and pass on any vital information or communication to anyone no matter the distance,’’ he said.
Nnacheta recalled that May 17 marked the founding of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the signing of the first international telegraph convention in 1865.
He said that the Day was instituted by the plenipotentiary conference in Malaga to raise awareness on the possibilities of usage of the internet and other information communication technologies to societies and economies.
The commissioner said that the theme for the 2017 celebration is: “Big Data for Big Impact’’.