The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has listed the priority areas that will allow the commission to build a resilient, accountable and efficient telecom industry.
Speaking during a visit to the Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani in Abuja, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Dr. Aminu Maida identified transparency as the bedrock of building a solid foundation for the industry, which contributed 13.5percent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product in the third quarter this year.
“Transparency is key. It is by transparency that we can self-regulate even as regulators. And by so doing, we would be putting ourselves on our toes, which in the long run will drive the Commission forward to achieve our goals of operational excellence,” Maida stated.
These priorities, according to Maida were in tandem with delivering on the 5 pillars of the Strategic Plan unveiled by the Minister.
“I have been on this seat for about six weeks, and it has afforded me the privilege of a bird’s eye view to understand things better, and identify areas that we urgently need to work on. We are currently carrying out an in-depth study and critical review of issues within the industry. One of the areas we are placing priority on is Quality of Experience,” Maida added.
Maida told the Minister that another priority area for him is broadband connectivity, which he considers as the biggest enabler of the digital economy and financial inclusion. He noted that these align with the 5-pillar agenda of the Ministry.
Dr. Tijani, who warmly welcomed the NCC boss, acknowledged the importance and relevance of the telecom regulator in achieving the nation’s digital aspiration.
“The NCC is a stellar agency, and you have my respect for the work that you do. There is no future for the country without the NCC. Already, the quality you have is good; what we need to do now is to tap into this quality to bring about greater value for the country,” Tijani said.
“I want to assure you that you have the best partner in me. We will work together to achieve the goals and vision we have set,” the Minister assured the NCC CEO.