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Telecom regulations: NCC needs Reps’ cooperation - Danbatta

For effective telecommunications regulations in the industry, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), needs the cooperation of the members of the House of Representatives, says, the Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, reports ITRealms.

Speaking during an oversight visit of the members of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Communications, yesterday 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.

As said by the Special Assistant on Media to the EVC, Yakubu Musa, the NCC boss also 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.

Responding, Chairman of the Committee, HonShaheed Fijabi, who said they were at the headquarters of the NCC to exercise their oversight duty, also commended the strides of Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) in the country.


Earlier, the Director Public Affairs of the commission, Mr. Tony Ojobo, said that Commission has always enjoyed fruitful relationship with the committee, commended members for “the very matured way” they have handled it affairs.

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