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2020-2024 Strategic Management Plan: Prof. Danbatta Assures Thorough Execution

IT News Nigeria:

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, has assured on Tuesday that the Commission will leave no stone unturned in the implementation and execution of its 2020-2024 Strategic Management Plan (SMP).

The EVC said this during the virtual launch of the NCC’s five-year strategy plan in Abuja which was attended by few invited officials from the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the Nigerian Communications Commission, other sister parastatals under the Ministry as well as critical Stakeholders in the telecoms sector, who joined the launch virtually in compliance with the Federal Government’s directives on social distancing.

According to him, the SMP is the fulcrum that will aid the regulator in driving its telecom regulatory mandate in the fast evolving telecoms industry, in the next five years.

He said it will serve as a roadmap for the future of the Nigerian telecoms sector, taking into consideration the current and emerging trends in the industry and the numerous expectations of the diverse Stakeholders.

“The Federal Government’s economic diversification plans are focused on a robust digital economy, which will improve employment generation, as well as encourage innovation. This was prime in our minds during the formulation of the SMP.  We have invested great time and effort in ensuring that this document is pragmatic, and I am very confident and excited in its completeness to successfully guide the Commission in achieving the set objectives. We are committed to the implementation of this SMP,” the EVC said.

According to NCC, SMP 2020 – 2024 is the visioning document of the Commission for planning, monitoring, analysing, and assessment of the Commission to meet its goals and set objectives. It has five pillars, which include regulatory excellence, universal broadband, promote development of digital economy, market development; and strategic partnering and 25 intended outcomes.  Five critical success factors identified for the implementation of the Strategy include: ownership and commitment, effective communication, human resource capacity, development of and adherence to a strategy development manual; and implementation discipline.

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The Face of the new SMP is captured in the acronym: “ASPIRE 2024” – A: Advancement through S: Strategy P: Professionalism I: Innovation and R: Regulatory E: Excellence.

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