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ATCON plans first Virtual Structured Engagement with Key Stakeholders

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has announced plan to host the maiden edition of Virtual Structured Engagement with Key Stakeholders in the Nigerian Telecom & ICT Sector on the New National Broadband Plan 2020- 2025 with the theme; ‘Realizing the new set target of 70% of Broadband Penetration’ slated for Thursday, March 25, 2021.

The buy-in of the various sub-groups under the membership of ATCON would be leveraged upon to ensure and guarantee that the new Nigerian National Broadband Plan 2020-2025 is adequately positioned to deliver its ultimate purposes for the generality of Nigerians more quickly and strategically. Traditionally, ATCON as an organization usually gives its members the opportunity to review and provide insightful approaches and solutions along with Ministry, NCC, NITDA and State Governments as to what needs to be done to support various programmes and projects that are earmarked for the successful implementation of the previous National Broadband Plan under past ministers.

Strategic Objectives

  1. To compliment the various strategic activities already embarked upon by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
  2. To achieve the set target of Broadband penetration in Nigeria with great speed.
  3. To leverage on the wide spectrum of ATCON sub-group for effective participation in the new Nigerian National Broadband Plan 2020-2025 by giving them the opportunity to access the plan and suggest various ways to speed up the realization of the established target by the government.
  4. To serve as a veritable platform to galvanize the needed input that reflect the thinkings of the telecom and ICT sector.
  5. An opportunity to review the relevance of the Nigerian policy environment vis-a-vis the telecom operating environment.

Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, is expected to deliver the Principal Keynote Address on “Enhancing the contributions of sub-sector in the Nigerian national broadband plans through enabling policies” while Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, EVC/CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); Mr Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director-General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Engr Aliyu Aziz Abubakar, Director-General/CEO, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC)would share their respective commissions and agency’s perspective via a paper presentation on “Aggregating the potentials of the sub-sector to meet the new broadband set target of 70%”.