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NCC Set to Release Strategic Plan in January 2024

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The Nigerian Communications Commission NCC has disclosed that it will release the strategic Plan for the Commission and the industry in line with the present administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda at the end of January. 2024.

Executive Vice Chairman(EVC), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr. Aminu Maida made this known at a meeting with the executives of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters’ Association NITRA, at the corporate headquarters of the Commission, in Abuja.

Maida who noted that the Commission has commenced work in several areas stressed the need for the media to intensify awareness campaigns to enlighten Nigerians about the functions and operations of the NCC and the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

“We need your support to help to enlighten the people to know what we are doing and talking about.

“I think the strategy put forward by the Minister was very clear in terms of policy direction and we have to try to achieve it.
The number of broadband penetration target set by the minister to achieve is very clear but what people do not realize is that this thing is a complicated, interrelated system of components that have to come together in harmony for us to move forward.

“I think, how we tell that story is very important and also it is going to require a bit of patience for people to trust us, we need to tell stories that give people hope so that we can get that space to implement but it is not going to be an easy job,” the EVC said.

Speaking on the linkage of SIM Card and National Identity Number, Mr. maida said “we are trying to push forward the work started by our predecessors to link NIN to SIM. Although, we are being pragmatic in dealing with the challenges but it is a job that must be completed because the benefits far outweighs the pains.

“Today, if we have a way to tie everybody to an identity, there are other sectors that have similar identities like banks, FIRS, FRSC, bringing it all together to NIN gives us a foundation whereby a lot of digital services can be built. There is security aspect as well, because we know our challenges,” he explained.

He harped on the need for Nigerians to embrace the process, urging them not to see it as a means to cause them pain. He added that the linkage process is necessary to grow the nation’s economy

Speaking on the quality of service delivery to Nigerians Mr Maida disclosed that the commission has plans in the offing to embark on on compliance drive next year to help the licenses , MNOs and other stakeholders in the value chain. This he said will promote accountability.

“Quality of experience matters. In my engagement with the CEOs of telcos, I had to let them know that we need to make sure people everybody get value for their money.

“We are going to be driving very hard on that, as one of the areas that we should be held responsible; we will make sure it is transparent. I want it to be transparent so that we can drive the industry.

“I am going on compliance drive next year to make sure that we are working on the things that will help the licenses , MNOs and other stakeholders in the value chain, and we are going to hold them accountable. we are going to sit down and look at the challenges and know what we can do together,” Maida asserted.

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