ATCON targets more advocacies
The newly elected National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has pledged to increase its advocacies for improved Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.
The new NEC, which is led by its President, Olusola Teniola, who got another term of two years, said ATCON would ensure that the sector’s performance improves.The Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communications, Ikechukwu Nnamani and the CEO of eStream Networks, Muyiwa Ogungboye, were elected as 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents respectively. Others elected are Mike Ofili as National Secretary; Mrs. Aderonke Adeyegbe, Financial Secretary, among others.
Speaking on what the new NEC intends to do, Teniola said digitizing the association’s secretariat , coordinating processes for erecting a befitting secretariat and intensify ongoing activities of the Association would be a priority.
“ATCON will accelerate its advocacy for better operating environment for member companies, especially in the area of fibre optic cable cuts in major cities. We will enhance our engagements with the affected states,” he promised.
Nnamani said that ATCON will work towards bridging the information gap, especially with regards to excessive taxes and charges by States, which he described as huge impediments to investments in the sector.
He argued that it appears state officials have not realised the importance of telecom infrastructures in their respective State, hence the case of Right of Way (RoW) has lingered.“For me, ATCON is the shock absorber for the members, hence, we will do everything possible to defend and amplify their voices for a better business environment,” he assured.
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