The regulatory Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has outlined a five-year Strategic Master Plan (SMP) that will boost the level of investments in the country’s telecommunications sector, media reports said Monday.
The report said the 2013-2017 plan would also see improvement in its regulatory framework to make it more effective.
“A robust SMP like ours has many purposes such as ensuring the alignment of day-to-day work to the Commission’s strategy; prioritising programmes and projects to achieve NCC’s goals and objectives; ensuring optimal use of NCC’s resources; providing objective basis for performance monitoring and management, and meeting the Commission’s vision and mission,” the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Eugene Juwah, was quoted as saying.
He said the SMP was the culmination of over 12 months of industry consultations, in a process managed by PriceWater House Coopers (PWC), an indigenous consultancy firm, with the cross section of the industry stakeholders and staff of the commission making inputs at various stages of its articulation.
The NCC boss said the formal unveiling of the new SMP would serve as a road map for the future, taking into consideration the current and emerging trends in the industry and the numerous expectations of the diverse stakeholders.