Nigerian Communications Commission Commits to Transparency in Telecom Regulation

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Dr. Aminu Maida, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Aminu Maida, has pledged that transparency will form the bedrock of his leadership as Nigeria’s chief telecom regulator to enable a solid foundation in building a resilient, accountable and efficient institution.

He made this commitment in Abuja during a courtesy visit to Dr. Bosun Tijani, the Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy.

Speaking, Dr. Maida expressed his commitment to fostering transparency within the NCC, emphasizing its role in building a resilient, accountable, and efficient institution. He emphasised the importance of self-regulation through transparency, saying that it would propel the Commission towards operational excellence and goal achievement.

Commending the minister for exemplifying transparency in leadership, Dr. Maida said, “One of the principles you have shown as a leader is transparency in all your activities, and I must say that it is an attribute that has the potential to bring about a transformed industry that is accountable to both the people and the industry players.”

Dr. Maida expressed his gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for entrusting him with the responsibility to lead a critical sector of the economy. During the visit, the NCC boss shared his vision and priorities with the Minister, aligning them with the 5-Pillars of the Strategic Plan unveiled by Dr. Tijani.

Highlighting key focus areas, the NCC boss emphasized the non-negotiable stance on Quality of Experience (QoE) within the industry. He pledged strict compliance and the establishment of minimum acceptable standards. Additionally, broadband connectivity emerged as a priority, aligning with the Ministry’s agenda for digital economy and financial inclusion.

Dr. Maida emphasized the need to harness the potential of technological innovations, particularly the 5G revolution, to create opportunities, boost connectivity, and attract investments. He noted that internal processes at the Commission are undergoing review to enhance efficiency, with a focus on digitizing operations.

The NCC boss reiterated the Commission’s commitment to improving regulatory activities to attract more investors, stimulate economic growth, and increase Foreign Direct Investments, revenue generation, and employment within the telecommunications industry.

Dr. Tijani welcomed the NCC boss warmly, acknowledging the agency’s pivotal role in achieving the nation’s digital aspirations. He pledged collaboration and expressed confidence in achieving shared goals and visions.