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We received with dismay the decision of some states of the Federation to increase the Right of Way charges in disregard of the resolutions reached by the National Economic Council (NEC).

It may be recalled that in 2013, NEC set up a Committee comprising State Governors and Ministers to review the issues of multiple taxation in the telecommunications industry in Nigeria and its impact.

VIDEO: NCC hosts Swedish Ambassador, lauds Sweden's ICT capacity development initiatives.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on thursday (9th January 2020) hosted the Swedish Ambassador to ECOWAS, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria, His Excellency Carl Michael Grans at NCC Head Office. Discussions at the meeting focused on enhancing ICT capacity development and broadband penetration in Nigeria.

Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC while receiving the Ambassador noted that the meeting was at the instance of the Commission, based on the Commission's assessment of the offer for capacity development and focus of the Swedish Programme for ICT Development in Emerging Regions (SPIDER), a dedicated programme instituted to provide capacity building in emerging markets.

- Says President Buhari to sign Executive Order on CNI Protection

- Reiterates the goals of digital economy policy

- Gives overview of the strategic pillars

- Optimistic the 2020-2025 Broadband Plan will be ready in Q1 2020

- Advocates the validation of certificates with skills

- Urges citizens to leverage emerging digital capacities to produce employers of labour

- Presents Reviewed Guidelines on 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz.

- We'll always be guided by inputs from stakeholders - Danbatta.

- NCC moving in right direction, at the right speed - NIEEE President.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) this morning (18/12/2019) met a medley and rare assemblage of stakeholders, including top echelon of military and paramilitary personnel and key telecom industry players, at a Consultative Forum it organised on regulating the deployment of drones in the country.

…Why We Initiated this New Plan - Pantami.

The need to boost broadband penetration from its present coverage of 37.8% to over 70% in the next five years is the pedestal for the new National Broadband Plan NBP (2020-2025) according to Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami.

Besides this, the Minister said, pervasive broadband penetration will certainly make Nigeria a truly digital economy. He spoke yesterday at the inauguration of a 25-member committee in Abuja.