During the virtual launch of the NCC’s five-year strategic plan in Abuja, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami, stated that the new Strategic Management Plan (SMP) by the Nigerian Communications Commission would be a pedestal to drive the execution of the Federal Government’s digital economy vision.
The event was held virtually in compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on social distancing. Present at the launch was a few officials from the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, critical stakeholders in the telecoms sector, and members of the Nigerian Communications Commission.
In the Honorable Minister’s statement, he mentioned that the launch of the SMP showed the Commission’s effort in fast-tracking the implementation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy and the National Broadband Plan (NBP) of the Federal Government.
‘’The launch of the SMP is a clear indication that the Nigerian Communications Commission is undergoing great improvement and I’m excited about that,’’ he added.
Earlier, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said the SMP is the corner-stone that will aid the NCC in driving its telecom regulatory mandate in the telecoms industry.
The SMP (2020 – 2024) is the strategy the Commission is looking to put in place for the planning, monitoring, assessment, and analysis of its set goals and objectives.
This SMP has five pillars and 25 intended outcomes. The pillars include; regulatory excellence, market development, universal broadband, strategic partnering, and development of the digital economy.
The Chairman of Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Oluremi Tinubu who was represented by the Senator Obinna Agbo praised the Commission for its outstanding performance so far. He wished the Commission great success in implementing the Strategic Management Plan.