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July 17, 2024

CITAD Communication Officer declares intention to run for ISOC PRO’s office

The Communication Officer of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Mr. Ali Sabo, declared his intention to run for the Office of the Public Relations of the Internet Society (ISOC), Nigeria Chapter.

According to Mr. Sabo, he made his intention known to the election committee of ISOC today, Wednesday.

“Dear amazing member of the Internet Society, I am writing to express my interest in the position of Public Relations Officer of this great chapter.”

“Let me begin by appreciating the efforts put forth by the electoral screening committee, who worked day and night to ensure this process is transparent, free, fair, and just. Thank you for the timely delivery of the assignment given to you. Also, thanks to the amazing members of the ISOC Nigerian Chapter for their cooperation, patience, and support given to the committee members. You guys are wonderful!”

Beyond that, Mr. Sabo wrote his short profile and considers himself the best candidate to fill the position.

“My name is Ali Sabo, a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano, currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Public Relations from the same university. I am a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, a Certified Public Relations Practitioner, a Fellow of the First Nigerian School on Internet Governance Forum, a Fellow of the West African School on Internet Governance (2022), a Fellow of the Nigerian Network of Facilitators of the United States Institute of Peace, and I have been a member of this great chapter for more than six years.”

“I am currently the Campaigns and Communication Officer of my organization, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD). CITAD is one of the leading ICT organizations in Nigeria, and being at the forefront of the organization’s media campaign and advocacy, I have led many successful media campaigns for the organization and advocated to key stakeholders in the country in the area of ICT.”

“I don’t want to overwhelm you with too much information; however, considering my area of specialization, experience, and my skills, I believe I am the best candidate for this position.”

Mr. Sabo revealed his four point agenda, which he will focus on if elected as the Public Relations Officer of ISOC.

“If elected for this position, I will focus my energy and skills on:

i. Ensuring the reach of ISOC is expanded using different available media at our disposal.

ii. Assisting in transforming the ICT sector in the country in a way that it will work for everyone.

iii. Concentrating my efforts on the campaign for affordable internet in Nigeria.

iv. Leading the campaign and advocacy for the passage and enactment of laws that will protect the rights of the citizens on the internet, such as the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill.

All of the above will be done in collaboration with other elected members and with your support.

I am now presenting my humble self to you for this position. Together, we can all FIGHT for the “Internet We Want.”

The Campaign Period for ISOC will commence on September 6th and conclude on September 14th. The Voting Period will begin on September 16th and conclude on the 21st. The announcement of election results is scheduled for September 21st, with the official handover to the newly elected officials set for September 25th.

Founded in 1992 by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society (ISOC) is a global non-profit organization working to ensure the Internet remains a force for good for everyone. Through its community of members, special interest groups, and 120+ chapters around the world, the organization defends and promotes Internet policies, standards, and protocols that keep the Internet open, globally connected, trustworthy, and secure.


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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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