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NCC, NIIPCAC collaborate on infrastructure readiness - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reiterated readiness to collaborate with the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council, reports on infrastructure readiness, 

The critical infrastructure sub-committee of the council NCC said is being supervised by the office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. 

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta made this known while giving a keynote at a recently held one-day webinar hosted by the Nigerian Information Technology Reporters Association, 

This collaboration, he said, is on various initiatives towards identifying and and implementing initiatives aimed at improving broadband penetration in the country. 

Achieving rapid connectivity, Danbatta noted, means that “we must engage with stakeholders to facilitate infrastructure deployment in the sector.” 

In addition, he said, the Commission has intensified engagement, collectively with Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and individually with state governors to push the National Economic Council’s resolutions on multiple taxation, multiple regulations and minimum uniform Right of Way (RoW) charges, as well as address other issues impeding telecoms infrastructure deployment in some states. 

EVC posited that in the post-pandemic era, cyber threats are likely to become the most effective way to attack an organization or a country, and the trends indicate that cyber criminals are finding even more sophisticated ways of carrying out their nefarious activities. 

“It is instructive to note that NCC adheres strictly with ITU guidelines for the global telecoms industry and has been actively in support of initiatives to propagate a safe online community,” he said.

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