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ATCON hails NCC on SMP 2020-2024 plan, commits towards actualisation

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President of ATCON, Engr. Olusola Teniola

Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), has pledges to work with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in order to realize the objectives of her newly launched Strategic Management Plan (SMP) 2020-2024.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami on Tuesday launched the NCC’s five-year strategy plan in Abuja which was attended by few invited officials from the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the Nigerian Communications Commission, other sister parastatals under the Ministry as well as critical Stakeholders in the telecoms sector, who joined the launch virtually in compliance with the Federal Government’s directives on social distancing.

To this end, the National Executive Council of ATCON represented by the President, Engr. Olusola Teniola, said they are prepared to work with the Commission towards realising the listed deliverables of the plan for Nigeria and the generality of the people of our great country.

Teniola said:

“I am particularly happy that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) under its supervising Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy which is ably headed by Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has called the entire important stakeholders in the Nigerian ICT and telecoms sector to unveil a plan that would last between 2020 – 2024.

“There is an adage which says that failure to plan is equivalent to plan to fail.

With this planning which is expected to take its root from the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) and the new National Broadband Plan 2020 – 2025 (NBP) is expected to be more successful than the previous ones because ATCON will collaborate with the Minster of Communications and Digital Economy, NCC, NITDA, NigCoMSAT, Galaxy Backbone, USPF, and DBI to work the plan out with all other stakeholders especially our members through initiation of programmes in order to realize it set goals for the industry.

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L-R: Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta; Member, Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Obinna Ogba; Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami; Chairman, Board of Commissioners, NCC, Prof. Adeolu Akande, and Deputy Director, Corporate Planning, Strategy and Risk Management (CPSRM), NCC, Ms Helen Obi, during the virtual launch of the Strategic Management Plan (SMP) 2020-2024 in Abuja on Tuesday.

“It should be stressed that this plan takes into consideration the post COVID-19 pandemic in relation to regulation of the Nigerian telecom sector viz-a-viz the expectations of players in the industry.

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“Once again, we congratulate Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC and the management of NCC.

“ATCON pledges to work with NCC in order to realize the listed deliverables of the plan for Nigeria and the generality of the people of our great country.

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