Nigerian First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan. CC image courtesy of itupictures, on Flickr.
Speaking at the investiture ceremony held in Geneva, Switzerland, ITU’s secretary-general, Hamadoun Touré, said the Nigerian First Lady was chosen because of her passion for children.
Touré said: "Under her guidance, the Government of Nigeria is now taking extensive steps to ensure a safer online environment for children. ITU is looking forward to collaborating even more closely with Nigeria to build a better future for our children."
With her appointment, the first lady will assist the ITU in achieving its goal of making the online environment safe for children.
In addition, she will also drive for necessary reforms in various parts of the world.
Jonathan said: “[I’ll] join hands with ITU to secure the children of the world from the dangers of cybercrime.”