The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the nation’s telecommunications regulatory body, has been described as a forward-looking Commission that looks to the future to proffer policies.
Speaking at the unveiling of ‘Nigeria Top 50 Digital Economy Enablers’ event in Lagos on Tuesday, NCC’s Director of Public Affairs (DPA), Reuben Muoka noted that the NCC is a future-ready organisation, built on standardisation, digital innovation, agility, resilience, and partnerships to develop solutions that anticipate market and consumer needs, and built to adapt to any situation and thrive therein.
Muoka, who said that NCC’s regulatory excellence is influenced by the quest to maintain global standards, further noted that Prof. Umar Danbatta as the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, has demonstrated high level of leadership competencies which have sparked the digital economy growth and ultimately the improved sectoral contributions to the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP).
“Anything we are doing at NCC, we approach it from the global standards. What thing that has distinguished NCC; it is an institution built on a tradition of professionalism. Once you are a staff of NCC, you will imbibe that culture.
Referencing public sector recognitions of the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Professor Umar Danbattam, as the special ambassador by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), and the Vanguard Newspaper 2022 Personality of the Year, Muoka noted that these are indications of the Commission’s openness to collaborative development. “Our EVC has a five-point agenda. One of the key points there is to facilitate collaborations and partnerships. If you look at that, you will discover that we are very collaborative with the industry; it is an industry that you need to predict the future to booster investors’ confidence. The investors need to be assured that you align with all the areas that are adding value in the eco-system.
“If you see from that light of partnership then, you will appreciate the various organisations whose activities or roles, in one way or the others, is influenced or impacted by ICT and telecommunications services, overall. From performance point of view, it is observable that Professor Danbatta has done great in discharging his responsibilities in leading the organization into the future. NCC is a forward looking organisation.
He further disclosed steps the NCC has taken to align with federal government’s digital economic agenda. “Today, it has a department of Digital Economy; that tells you about our focus. We also have an office focused on the promotion of indigenous technology and skills development which is critical to the entire gamut of digital economy. It is the way he has structured to run the Digital Economy to meet the demands of the stakeholders in many ways; you cannot, but appreciate Prof. Danbatta’s leadership in aggregating all the factors that will lead to the success of the Nigerian Digital Economy.”
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