The Nigerian Communications Fee, NCC, has stated that its efficient collaborative engagements with the academia has assist it to realize its 8 factors agenda articulated by the Government Vice Chairman, EVC, Umar Danbatta shortlly after his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
The EVC spoke on the visible Public Presentation of a guide on Nigerian Telecommunications legislation and Regulation in Abuja on Wednesday.
The EVC, who was represented on the occasion by the Government Commissioner, Stakeholders Administration, Barrister Adeleke Adewolu, famous that shortly after being appointed EVC by Buhari in 2015, he articulated a Strategic Imaginative and prescient Plan comprising of eight crucial pillars which he termed the “8-point Agenda”.
In line with him, one of many key factors of that agenda is to facilitate strategic collaborations and partnerships.
He famous as an illustration, that the NCC lately endowed Professorial Chairs to the tune of N40 million in two Nigerian universities – the College of Ibadan, Oyo State and the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College, Bauchi State, including that every college was endowed with N20 million every, to be disbursed over two years to allow them embark on huge analysis to advertise innovation and drive socio-economic improvement within the nation.
“We have now additionally had sustained regional roundtables with the academia all through the nation to brainstorm on progressive options to urgent challenges within the ICT sector in addition to making certain a future-proof business that meets customers altering wants and drives authorities’s digital financial system targets,” the EVC added.
“Legislation and Regulation are two crucial pillars which affect the velocity and influence of innovation. As essential as these two elements are, they sometimes lag behind expertise – it due to this fact behoves on all authorized and regulatory practitioners within the sector to maintain abreast of developments in order that information gaps don’t stifle innovation and/or deny customers of the optimum worth.
“As famous within the guide’s Foreword – written by a really senior authorized practitioner and Government Commissioner within the NCC, Mr Adeleke Adewolu – there’s a noticeable paucity of well-researched books and reference supplies on the authorized and regulatory regime governing the telecommunications and certainly the ICT sector in Nigeria.
“I’m delighted that the authors of “Nigerian Telecommunications Legislation and Regulation” have taken up the problem and have produced a complete reference materials which touches on virtually each facet of the topic.
“As an academician, I’m happy to help works of this nature – they deepen mental capability, assist to enhance the regulatory framework and improve stakeholder consciousness concerning the complementary rights and tasks of the totally different gamers within the telecommunications ecosystem.
“The ICT sector is knowledge-driven and we should help any endeavour that seeks to democratise information in the way in which that the authors of the guide have accomplished.
“I observe that this isn’t the primary guide of its sort – I had the honour of writing the Foreword to an identical work printed in 2018. I take advantage of this chance to commend the authors of “Nigerian Telecommunications Legislation and Regulation” for the great depth of the guide.
“I’m happy that one of many co-authors is a employees of the Fee – it is a laudable enterprise which speaks to the eighth Pillar of our Agenda (To make sure Regulatory Excellence and Operational Effectivity).
“I encourage different employees of the Fee to tackle comparable ground-breaking challenges which initiatives their subject-matter experience of their respective fields.
“The Fee will all the time help such efforts as a of the Excellence pillar of the 8-Level Agenda.”
Strategic collaborations, partnerships serving to NCC to nice achievements – Danbatta