The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has urged staff of the Ibadan Zonal Office (IBZO) to sustain their commitment to regulatory effectiveness in keeping with the Commission’s strategic objectives.
The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, made the call recently at Ibadan when he paid a visit to the IBZO of the Commission.
Speaking at an interactive session with staff of the Zonal Office, Prof. Danbatta commended the zonal controller and his team on the good work they have been doing in ensuring the people of the zone feel the presence and impact, as well as the significance of the Commission’s regulatory activities.
The EVC particularly urged the staff of the Commission to rededicate themselves to their assigned responsibilities, in order to sustain effective delivery of regulatory services to the people of the zone in keeping with Commission’s commitment to greater regulatory effectiveness.
The NCC boss noted that the Commission and its staff have become major drivers of the Federal Government’s vision for the birth of a robust digital economy as encapsulated in the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) 2020-2030 and the Nigerian national Broadband Plan (NNBP) 2020-2025.
He reminded the staff of the need to internalise the regulatory imperatives of the Strategic Management Plan (SMP), 2021-2024, as well as the Strategic Vision Plan (SVP) 2021-2025, both of which are streamlined roadmap by which the Commission plans to actualise the national digital economy and broadband targets as articulated by the Federal Government.
In his response, Arowosafe who spoke on behalf of the staff of the Zonal Office, expressed gratitude to the Management for the visit and promised to ensure the zonal office sustains effective delivery of NCC’s regulatory services to the people of the geo-political zone.
Staff in the EVC’s entourage to the zonal office include: NCC’s Director of Projects, Abigail Sholanke; Director, Digital Economy, Dr. Austin Nwaulune; Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde; Head Research and Development, Kelechi Nwankwo; and other senior management staff of the Commission.
The IBZO was established in October 2005 to bring the Commission’s regulatory services closer to the South West geopolitical zone, except Lagos and Ogun which are in the purview of Lagos Zonal Office. However, the jurisdictional sphere of the Ibadan Zonal Office, however includes other South West states and Kwara State.
The recently constructed NCC Zonal Office building at Ibadan became fully functional in 2015 when the Commission’s Management directed staff to commence operational activities from the new complex.