ATCON applauds NCC on unveiling strategic plan


THE National Executive Council of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has commended the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) as it unveiled its plan for 2020 to 2025.

Mr. Olusola Teniola, President of the Association expressed the association’s delight in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commission, in line with the objective of creating a seamless strategy to augment its effective management and regulation of the telecommunications sector, unveiled a five-year 2020 and 2025 Strategic Management Plan (SMP).

According to him, the SMP will leverage the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) as well as the new National Broadband Plan (NBP) 2020 and 2025 road maps.

The plan covered the guiding principles and acts as the operational manual for the commission toward actualising the digital economy agenda of the Federal Government in the next five years.

The plan was unveiled in Abuja on June 23. “I am particularly happy that NCC under its supervising Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy which is ably headed by Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, has called the entire important stakeholders in the Nigerian ICT and telecoms sector to unveil a plan that will last between 2020 and 2025.

“There is an adage which says that failure to plan is equivalent to plan to fail. With this planning which is expected to take its root from NDEPS and the new NBP Plan 2020-2025 is expected to be more successful than the previous ones.

”ATCON will collaborate with the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, NCC, NITDA, NigCoMSAT, Galaxy Backbone, USPF and DBI to work the plan out with all other stakeholders, especially our members through the initiation of programmes to realise its set goals for the industry,” Teniola said.

He, however, noted that the plan took into consideration the post-coronavirus pandemic in relation to regulations of the Nigerian telecom sector viz-a-viz the expectations of players in the industry.

He congratulated Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of NCC, and the management of NCC.

“ATCON pledges to work with NCC to realise the listed deliverables of the plan for Nigeria and the generality of the people of our great country,” Teniola said. (NAN)

– Jun. 24, 2020 @ 15:35 GMT |

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