The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has hosted 104 north-zone licensees to a two-day consultative forum with the theme ‘Improving stakeholder satisfaction’ held in Kano. The meeting tagged ‘Talk to regulator’, had various stakeholders in attendance.
NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta stated that the industry’s sustainability can only be guaranteed when all licensees ensure full and effective compliance with license requirements and other regulatory prescriptions.
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added that the commission is aware of the industry’s expectations towards the launch of 5G infrastructure and services in Nigeria, adding that new emerging technologies hold a huge promise for the growth of the Nigerian economy.
Similarly, the Director of Licensing and Authorisation Department, Muhammed Babajika, revealed that the forum was organised to interact with licensees in the telecommunication sector from the north zone with a view of enhancing working relationships between actors in the sector.
In a paper presented titled ‘Implementation of Annual Operating Levy Regulation’, NCC’s Director Finance Services, Mr Yakubu Gontor, explained the processes involved in the commission’s mode of assessing the regulator’s financial records for proper charges as stipulated by the commission’s regulations.
He added that defaulters in such processes risk prosecution in a court of law for violating a set of regulations and also risk losing an accredited operational license.