The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, has restated the confidence of Management in its Board of Commissioners towards realising the set targets and goals for advancing the growth of the telecoms industry.
Meanwhile, NCC Board of Commissioners, Prof. Adeolu Akande, also pledged its commitment to ensuring the Commission is well positioned to deliver on its mandates.
Danbatta expressed confidence in the leadership of the Board of the Commission, while speaking at the wrap-up ceremony of the three-day NCC 2021 Board and Management Retreat (BMR) which ended on Saturday, November 13, 2021 with the theme: ‘Expect More, Deliver Result’.
Danbatta said that the support of the Board has been invaluable in the accomplishments of the Commission.
“I must commend the Board of Commissioners under the chairmanship of Prof. Adeolu Akande for their support. From the first day of assuming office as NCC Chairman, Prof. Akande has demonstrated his commitment to work with the management towards ensuring that NCC delivers its functions more efficiently and effectively.
“Without the staunch support of the Board for the Management’s vision and mission, it would have been difficult for us to achieve our goals. Therefore, I commend the Board for providing the necessary policy directions required to drive management’s daily activities,” Danbatta said.
He further appreciated the effective coordination of the 2021 BMR by the retreat consultants led by Prof. Pat Utomi, in ensuring effective facilitation of proceedings, deliberations and brainstorming sessions at the Retreat.
The retreat came shortly after the unveiling of two key documents – the Strategic Management Plan (SMP), 2020-2024, and the Strategic Vision Plan (SVP), 2021-2025. The SVP is a streamlined version of the SMP, and the SMP took life out of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (2020-2030), the National Broadband Plan (2020-2025) and the Federation Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan.
At the end of the three-day Retreat, an eight-point communique was read out as a synthesis of all the deliberations for submission to NCC Board and Management to guide the regulatory activities of the Commission over the next one year. Implementation of the communique is expected to birth a new lease of expectations and dedication towards making 2022 a more rewarding year innovation and growth for the telecom industry.