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NCC seeks Reps’ cooperation on telecoms regulations


Umar Danbatta, NCC Boss.

Umar Danbatta, NCC Boss.

For Nigeria’s telecommunications sector to contribute meaningfully to the country’s economy, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has rooted for harmonious regulatory relationship with the Legislators.

Specifically, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta called for more cooperation and understanding of members of the House of Representatives on regulatory functions of the commission.

Speaking during an oversight visit of the members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Communications, in Abuja, Danbatta 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 you 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, according to a statement from his Special Assistant on Media, Yakubu Musa, 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.

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