N1.4trn’s GDP contribution earns NCC global recognition
The N1.4 trillion contributed by the telecoms sector to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Quarter One of 2016 has earned the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) a global award, the industry regulator has said.
The latest award won by NCC, the European Award for Best Practices 2016, came less than 14 days after it was adjudged as the African regulator of the year.
The award ceremony which held in Brussels, Belgium was given to the Nigerian regulator by the
European Society for Quality Research (ESQR), an affiliate of the European Union (EU).
About 63 countries participated in the award ceremony out of which the NCC won the European Award for Best Practices 2016. The award which is the Gold category is “in recognition of its outstanding
commitment, support and results in quality management strategies” in the Gold category, according to a statement yesterday by the NCC.
The award was received by Mr. Tony Ojobo, Director Public Affairs, NCC, on behalf of the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, the statement added.
The organisers referred to investors’ confidence in the Nigerian Telecommunications sector as a result of the transparent regulatory activities of the NCC.