MINA Blog- The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has launched a new Strategic Vision (Implementation) Plan (SVP) 2021-2025 which will define its strategic thrusts for the next five years.
The new SVP (2021–2025) which will be the successor to the SVP (2015-2020), was unveiled recently at an event in Abuja.
The Commission also officially unveiled a book, ‘Compendium of EVC’s Speeches’, which is an official compendium that represents a collection of the EVC’s various speeches and presentations over the period of his first tenure in office.
NCC, Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, noted that the new SVP embodies several innovative elements deliberately designed to re-invent and transform the telecom ecosystem within the context of regulation.
He said, “We have taken cognizance of the several notable advancements in the Nigerian telecommunications industry within the last five (5) years, as well as the current global realities such as International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Strategic Plan (2020 – 2023), the Commission’s Strategic Management Plan (SMP) 2020-2024, the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) 2020-2030 for a digital Nigeria, the Nigerian National Broadband Plan (NNBP) 2020-2025 and the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the Federal Government.
“Thus, the new plan has been guided by and aligned to the NNBP (2020-2025), the NDEPS (2020-2030), the SMP (2020-2024), the ITU Strategic Plan and the ERGP of the Federal Government”, he said.
Prof. Danbatta further explained that the new SVP 2021-2025 has five items namely: Organizational Renewal for Operational Efficiency and Regulatory Excellence; Facilitating the Provision of Infrastructure for a Digital Economy which fosters National Development; Promoting Fair Competition, Inclusive Growth, Increased investment and Innovative Services; Improve Quality of Service (QoS) for Enhanced Consumer Quality of Experience (QoE); and Facilitating Strategic Collaboration and Partnership.
He pointed out that to ensure strong commitment to its implementation, the new SVP also has inbuilt initiatives, key performance indicators developed from inception and activities tied to an implementation responsibility matrix.
“It also incorporates timelines and a robust monitoring and evaluation mechanism. It is equally outcome-based and recommendation-driven with follow-up actions to guide the Commission in operationalising the plan and assessing its performance over time”, he remarked.
While speaking on the Compendium of EVC’s Speeches and Presentations, he said, “As the chief regulator of this very dynamic telecom sector, I have had the opportunity to deliver several speeches and make presentations both locally and internationally. In order to preserve these speeches for historical reference, we have carefully selected some of the speeches which capture the successes and challenges of the Nigerian communications sector from my perspective”.
The NCC Boss enthused that the book titled: “Catalysing Nigeria’s Socio-Economic Transformation through Broadband Infrastructure” is sure to give readers the historical background and authoritative context to the growth that is now being enjoyed by the industry.
The EVC also launched the Commission’s podcast channel “NCC Global Connect” in line with its strategic initiatives to boost the corporate image and visibility of the Commission via the adoption of innovative channels of communication by developing audio and video contents to reach stakeholders within and outside the country as well as using it to attract the attention of prospective investors into the Nigerian telecommunications market.
He expressed belief that the NCC Podcast will complement existing online media platforms of the Commission.