The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has assured that Nigeria is ready and equipped with required policy regulatory frameworks and instruments that will power the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The NCC Boss gave the assurance on Thursday in a keynote address he delivered at the Virtual 3rd Discourse Series of the Advocaat Law Practice with the theme: “Powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Nigeria”.
He was represented at the event by the Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, NCC, Barr. Adeleke Adewolu.
According to him, “Nigeria is not lacking in key Policy and Regulatory frameworks and instruments which will enable us to play a leading role in powering the 4th Industrial Revolution”.
He noted in the presentation that for Nigeria to fully harness the opportunities of the 4th Industrial Revolution as a nation, effective guiding frameworks must be put in place to address the various aspects of the digital ecosystem and ensure their effective interworking in the national interest.
He added that the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy Policy (2020-2030) which boasts of eight (8) pillars is designed to champion the 4thIndustrial Revolution.
Speaking further on the policy, he explained that it enables Nigeria to become a leading player in the global digital economy; provides a catalyst to facilitate the diversification of the economy; and accelerates the attainment of the key national objectives of improving security, reducing corruption and expanding the economy.
The Nigerian National Broadband Policy (2020-2024) is expected to provide the infrastructure backbone for powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Nigeria. It highlights the various implementation strategies that would aid the rollout of broadband services across the country and development of a sustainable digital economy.