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NCC To Launch New Five-Year Strategic Vision Plan, Other Projects

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NCC To Hold Stakeholders Meeting On New Telecoms Regulations On October 5Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced plans to launch a five-year strategic vision plan (SVP) 2022-2025 to boost operations in the telecommunications sector.

In a statement on Monday, Ikechukwu Adinde, director of public affairs at NCC, said the new SVP is part of the strategic projects to be unveiled by the commission.

Adinde said the need to develop a new five-year SVP 2021-2025 followed the expiration, in 2020, of the first SVP unveiled by Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman and chief executive officer (EVC/CEO) of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in 2016.

The statement stated that;

The new SVP will enable cross-functional infrastructure, ubiquitous services and deepen consumer engagement to consolidate the growth of the telecoms sector and expand the possibilities of the digital economy.

The need to develop another SVP, as a five-year implementation roadmap for the Commission, followed the expiration, in 2020, of the first SVP unveiled by Danbatta in 2016.

NCC added;

It has been widely acknowledged that the diligent execution of the first SVP initiative, under Danbatta, has helped to consistently lift broadband penetration, increase telephone access, boost the sector’s contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), enhance healthy competition in the industry, improve quality of service (QoS), as well as put the sector’s overall investment profile on an impressive growth trajectory, among others.

Another project to be unveiled is the launch of a compendium of Danbatta’s speeches and presentations.

The projects will be launched at an event scheduled to hold at the Communications & Digital Economy Complex, Mbora, Abuja, on September 7 by 10:00 a.m. prompt.

Titled: “Catalysing Nigeria’s Socio-Economic Transformation through Broadband Infrastructure,” the commission said the book is a compilation of carefully selected seminal speeches and presentations of Danbatta, touching on all strategic areas, since his assumption of office as the EVC/CEO of NCC in August 2015.

Danbatta, a Professor of telecommunications engineering, accomplished academic, and seasoned administrator has made extensive speeches and presentations on a wide-range of subjects in telecoms and ICT at important national, regional and international events since leaving the ivory tower to become the EVC of NCC in 2015.

His landmark speeches and presentations from 2015 till date have, thus, been codified in a concise collection, as a compendium, providing useful information that will significantly add value to the existing body of knowledge in the telecoms sector, and by extension, the entire Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry.

Ahmed Joda, the late former chairman of the NCC board of commissioners, wrote the foreword.

The statement adds;

The book will serve as a useful reference material not only for existing and prospective investors in the sector but also for researchers in the academia as well as policy analysts and others interested in any aspects of the telecom industry and regulation.

The book which also chronicles important milestones attained by the Commission under Danbatta’s leadership is a compelling read.

The third project to be launched at the event is the ‘NCC Global Connectpodcast.

Adinde said the podcast initiative was conceived in keeping with NCC’s core values of innovation and excellence.

He explained that the latest addition to NCC social media spectrum will help in enhancing the Commission’s corporate communication activities within the online space.

The podcast initiative was conceived in keeping with NCC’s core values of innovation and excellence.

Adinde added that;

It adds to the existing media channels, providing an inclusive medium to broaden our media platforms to educate external stakeholders on its regulatory activities irrespective of their circumstances, through audio contents.

Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, will be the Special Guest of Honour at the occasion.

Senior government officials, industry leaders and stakeholders as well as dignitaries from across the country are billed to attend the landmark event.

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