Commission presents five-year plan for telecoms sector

16 Apr 2013

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has unveiled a five-year ‘Strategic Master Plan’ designed to increase investment in the country’s telecoms sector and improve on the regulator’s functions and framework, reports The Guardian. The NCC said that the plan, which will be implemented from 2013 to 2017, will serve as a roadmap for the future, taking into consideration the current and emerging trends in the industry and expectations of stakeholders. ‘A robust Strategic Master Plan 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 the NCC’s goals and objectives; ensuring optimal use of the NCC’s recourses; providing objective basis for performance monitoring and management, and meeting the Commission’s vision and mission,’ commented Okechukwu Itanyi, executive commissioner of Stakeholder Management.