The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has promised to ensure it brings full benefits of the digital economy to Nigerians for the overall development of the country, having recently won double awards at the 2022 Tech Innovation Awards (TIA),
Penpushing reports that, Director, Public Affairs, of the commission Reuben Muoka, gave the assurance while receiving the award of Innovative Telecom Regulator of the Year at the 6th edition of the annual ceremony held in Lagos
The commission spokesman said Danbatta’s leadership has committed to the implementation of progressive policies, plans, strategies, and regulatory initiatives to ensure continuous development of the Nigerian digital economy for the benefits of Nigerians
Penpushing further reports that, he said among several government policies and strategies on the digital economy which the commission has continued to vigorously drive, include the implementation of the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP), 2020-2025, through which Broadband penetration has hit 44.5 per cent; and the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), 2020-2030, both of which have been streamlined in the commission’s Strategic Management Plan (SMP) 2020-2024, and the Strategic Vision Plan 2021-2025.
The commission dedicated the award to its workforce who are working tirelessly to ensure that the internal processes for effective regulation run smoothly, and the management promised even deeper commitment to advancing the frontier of digital connectivity in all nooks and crannies of the country.
“Great leadership usually starts with a willing team, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference, and our team at NCC has been relentless to see that the Commission’s strategic objectives, as enshrined in the SMP 2020-2024, and other extant policies bring the benefits of a digitised economy to the citizens of Nigeria’ Muoka said.
“These wonderful staff, who are my foot soldiers, are tirelessly working to improve stakeholder collaboration, promote innovative regulatory services, and improve communication’s resource and project management. These awards prove that our efforts are visible and appreciated,” he said.
Penpushing also reports that, earlier, Chief Executive Officer of InstinctWave, organisers of the annual awards, Akin Naphtal, said the two awards went the way of the commission owing to the recognition of its leadership finesse which has helped in innovatively fulfilling its brand promise to promote a connected environment of endless opportunities.
The Chief Executive said the annual awards, the Nigerian tech ecosystem’s equivalent of Oscar, sets the highest industry standard for honouring organizations and individuals in the telecom and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector in Africa; and recognises innovative individuals and organisations at the forefront of digitisation that is taking place in Nigeria’s ICT ecosystem and beyond.
Penpushing further reports that, at the ceremony the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, was honoured with the Telecom Industry Leader Award.
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