NCC seeks leg­is­la­ture’s co­op­er­a­tion on tele­com reg­u­la­tions

Daily Trust - - IT WORLD - By Zakariyya Adaramola

The Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Chair­man of the Nige­rian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Dan­batta, has called for more co­op­er­a­tion and un­der­stand­ing of mem­bers of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, on reg­u­la­tory func­tions of the com­mis­sion.

Dan­batta, who spoke dur­ing an over­sight visit of the mem­bers of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives’ Com­mit­tee on Com­mu­ni­ca­tions in Abuja, stressed the need for strik­ing a bal­ance in sat­is­fy­ing di­verse stake­hold­ers in the in­dus­try the com­mis­sion reg­u­lates.

“We will still use this op­por­tu­nity to seek your co­op­er­a­tion and un­der­stand­ing of del­i­cate bal­ance ex­ist­ing be­tween the func­tions of reg­u­la­tors, and its many publics and stake­hold­ers, in­clud­ing the leg­is­la­ture.

“These stake­hold­ers have di­verse but very im­por­tant in­ter­est, which the reg­u­la­tor must sat­isfy. In the course of achiev­ing an ef­fec­tive reg­u­la­tion for the ben­e­fit of all and in cre­at­ing an en­abling en­vi­ron­ment for growth, is­sues and chal­lenges are bound to arise,” he ex­plained.

The NCC boss also told mem­bers of the Com­mit­tee that the com­mis­sion had re­cently won a Euro­pean Award for Best Prac­tices, in ad­di­tion to emerg­ing African Reg­u­la­tor of the Year at re­gional level.

Re­spond­ing, Chair­man of the Com­mit­tee, Hon. Sa­heed Fi­jabi, who said they were at the head­quar­ters of the NCC to ex­er­cise their over­sight duty, also com­mended the strides of Uni­ver­sal Ser­vice Pro­vi­sion Fund (USPF) in the coun­try.

Nige­rian Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion (NCC), head­quar­ters Abuja

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