The chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, has urged telecoms licencees across different segments of the Nigerian telecommunications sector to adhere strictly to their licencing obligations in order to ensure robust provision of services to the consumers.
He made the call in his remark at the third edition of NCC’s 2021 “Talk to The Regulator” (TTTR) Forum, which took place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, recently, even as broadband penetration reached 40.01 per cent.
At the forum themed: “Improving Stakeholder Satisfaction”, Akande stated that the essence of conducting the stakeholder engagement forum across the country’s geo-political zones was to demonstrate to the commission’s licencees that responsibility does not end in issuing of licences alone but rather in working with the licensing authority to address issues affecting their operations.
“In return, we expect the licencees to deliver on their licencing conditions and I want to use this opportunity to challenge our licensees to always comply with their licensing obligations and conditions in order to provide the much-needed services to the generality of Nigerians,” he said.
Speaking earlier, NCC’s executive vice chairman, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta represented by NCC’s executive commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Adeleke Adewolu emphasised the need to curate insights from each geo-political zone to encourage mutually-beneficial relationships and enhance understanding between the Commission and its key stakeholders.
According to Danbatta, measurable success has been recorded essentially because of Commission’s focus on prioritising stakeholders.