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SMP’ll be more successful with ATCON’s collaboration—Teniola

Strong indications have continued to emerge on the chances of success and early breakthrough in the implementation of the newly launched Strategic Management Plan (SMP) 2020-2024 by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) under its supervising Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

First to fire its shot of support is the lead industry group, the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON).

In his goodwill message during the virtual launch of the scheme in Abuja on Tuesday, President of ATCON, Engr. Olusola Teniola made it clear, assuring that “On behalf of the National Executive Council of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and the entire member companies under ATCON, I am particularly happy that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) under its supervising Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy which is ably headed by Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has called the entire important stakeholders in the Nigerian ICT and telecoms sector to unveil a plan that would last between 2020 – 2024.”

He averred further that “There is an adage which says that failure to plan is equivalent to plan to fail. With this planning which is expected to take its root from the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) and the new National Broadband Plan 2020 – 2025 (NBP) is expected to be more successful than the previous ones because ATCON will collaborate with the Minster of Communications and Digital Economy, NCC, NITDA, NigCoMSAT, Galaxy Backbone, USPF, and DBI to work the plan out with all other stakeholders especially our members through initiation of programmes in order to realize it set goals for the industry.

“It should be stressed that this plan takes into consideration the post COVID-19 pandemic in relation to regulation of the Nigerian telecom sector viz-a-viz the expectations of players in the industry.

“Once again, we congratulate Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC and the management of NCC. ATCON pledges to work with NCC in order to realize the listed deliverables of the plan for Nigeria and the generality of the people of our great country.