The Federal Republic of Nigeria

Corporate Matters

In line with Executive Order 001 (EO-001, 2017) on Ease of Doing Business, find below the NCC's Service Delivery Timelines from the various Departments of the Commission.

Download:  pdf NCC Service Delivery Timelines (786 KB)

The Nigerian Communications Commission is the regulator of telecommunications services in Nigeria. In its commitment to continually engage stakeholders at all levels, the Study Tour programme is designed to enhance students’ learning by providing the opportunities for students to participate in non-curriculum activities outside the normal school routine. This involves travel for activities including NCC Museum Visit, NCC Server Room Visit, and listening to Presentations from relevant departments.

Purpose of the Study Tour Visits

The objective of this activity is to increase awareness of participant to NCC activities as it applies to the area of study of the participants. The visits are expected to meet educational or learning objectives of the participants as communicated during application process. It is also intended to broaden students’ horizons through interaction with members of staff of the Commission and to enable students to gain a deeper understanding of the telecommunications industry. The programme is also intended to give students an opportunity to relate their classroom learning to the real world situations.

The visits are expected to meet educational or learning objectives of the participants. Such objectives (e.g. about the telecommunications industry and its regulation) will be confirmed by the participants.


The full implementation of the Educational Visit Policy will allow for seamless conduct of the programme by ensuring that the application process, the visit and post-visit support is provided timely and without undue burden to NCC or the Participating institutions.


Participants are expected to be of good conduct throughout the Visit noting that the NCC building is a work environment. The following qualities are expected of participants:

  • Orderliness
  • Adherence to instructions
  • Respect for security procedure


The following institutions are eligible to apply to visit the Commission:

  •  Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Universities
  • Polytechnics
  • Colleges of Education


One Day

Visiting Days

The visiting day is the last Thursday of every month excluding public holidays. The composition of  schools and participants allowed per visit are as follows:

  • Three (3) Schools comprising of Twenty (20) Students each
  • Three (3) Lecturers/Teachers per school

This is designed to foster a networking opportunity amongst participating institutions. Where other institutions are unavailable to make up the allotted composition, sixty (60) or less students may be considered to visit from the applying institution.


NCC provides the resource persons during the study tour or benchmarking program but does not provide travel expenses or any other expenses for participants. However, NCC often provides non-obligatory light refreshment for the visitors during the course of the visit.

Application Process

Application can be made online via the NCC website: Any eligible educational body can fill  an online application form ( pdf Peering/Study Tours Application Form (114.57 kB) ) and submit the form via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upon receipt of application, the Commission will send an acknowledgement via email. Applicants are also expected to read the policy document online and return an electronic copy of the policy compliance form to the Commission.

Approval Process

All study Tour Visits must be approved by the management of NCC.

Cancellation of Study Tour

Where a visit is to be cancelled, the visiting institution must do so at least 48hrs before the visit via email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Where this policy is flaunted, the institution will not be allowed to visit NCC for 3years. NCC retains the right to cancel any study tour visit at its discretion.


The Policy and Process Review Unit of the Corporate Planning and Strategy Department is responsible for the administration of the Study Tour Programme as well as updating this policy document when the need arises. Any concern regarding this document should be addressed to:

The Director,
Corporate Planning and Strategy Department,
Nigerian Communications Commission,
Plot 423 Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
09 -4617000 Ext. 7631, 7396, 7368

The mandate and authority of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is derived from the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 (NCA 2003), which was signed into law, after having been passed by both Houses of the National Assembly, by President Olusegun Obasanjo on July 8, 2003.

The NCA 2003 applies to the provision and use of all communications services and networks, in whole or in part within Nigeria or on ships or aircraft registered in Nigeria, and was passed to meet the following objectives;

  1. Promote the implementation of the national communications or, telecommunications policy as may from time to time be modified and amended ;
  2. Establish a regulatory framework for the Nigerian communications industry and for this purpose to create an effective, impartial and independent regulatory authority ;
  3. Promote the, provision of modem, universal, efficient, reliable, affordable and easily accessible communications services and the widest range thereof throughout Nigeria ;
  4. Encourage local and foreign investments in the Nigerian communications industry and the introduction of innovative services and practices in the industry in accordance with international best practices and trends ;
  5. Ensure fair competition in all sectors of the Nigerian communications industry and also encourage participation of Nigerians in the ownership, control and management of communications companies and organisations ;
  6. Encourage the development of a communications manufacturing and supply sector within the Nigerian economy and also encourage effective research and development efforts by all communications industry practitioners ;
  7. Protect the rights and interest of service providers and consumers within Nigeria ;
  8. Ensure that the needs of the disabled and elderly persons are taken into consideration in the provision of communications services ; and
  9. Ensure an efficient management including planning, coordination, allocation, assignment, registration, monitoring and use of scarce national resources in the communications sub-sector, including but not limited to frequency spectrum, numbers and electronic addresses, and also promote and safeguard national interests, safety and security in the use of the said scarce national resources.

To download a copy of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003, please click on the following link;
pdf The Nigerian Communications Act (2003) (176 KB)

To view the NCA 2003 on this page, click the following link; The Nigerian Communications Act 2003



The NCC SMP 2014 - 2018

NCC Strategic Management Plan - Perfomance House

The NCC Strategic Management Plan 2014-2018 is based around the scenario of building a custom house, otherwise technically referred to as a 'Performance House.' As the designation suggests, it is with a roof, ceiling, pillars, floor layers and foundation. In other words, it captures a graphical representation of the main focus areas, strategic themes, pillars of excellence used to direct staff effort towards accomplishing the mission and vision of the Commission. Each focal area or strategic theme has desired outcome for the focus of the strategy. Hence, five (5) fundamental components of the SMP 2014-2018 articulate the trajectory of the Commission’s voyage towards the actualisation of its mission and vision within the period of the plan.

These fundamental components of the SMP 2014-2018 are:

  1. Mission and Vision - (The Roof)
  2. Overarching Strategic Results - (The Ceiling)
  3. Strategic Themes - (The Pillars)
  4. Performance Perspective - (The Floor Layers)
  5. Core Values, guiding principles and leadership engagement - (The Foundation)

To learn more about the NCC's SMP 2014 - 2018, click the following link to download;

The NCC SMP 2020 - 2024

NCC Strategic Management Plan - Perfomance House

The "Performance House" of the Commission has been updated from the SMP 2014 - 2018 to reflect the five (5) strategic pillars of the SMP which will guide the Commission to consistently discharge its mandate, achieve its Vision and the delivery of our strategic results by the end of the Plan in 2024.

ASPIRE 2024 is the "Face" of the new NCC Strategic Management Plan 2020 – 2024.

ASPIRE stands for;

  1. A: Advancement through
  2. S: Strategy
  3. P: Professionalism
  4. I: Innovation and
  5. R: Regulatory
  6. E: Excellence

To learn more about the NCC's SMP 2020 - 2024, click the following link to download;