NCC moves to adopt new regulatory guidelines


In a bid to ensure a robust and efficient regulatory framework in the system, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has commenced the process of harmonizing new regulatory guidelines for the telecommunications industry.

At a stakeholders event to finalize the process  in Abuja, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Eugene Juwah explained that the exercise was part of the Commission’s rule-making process aimed at ensuring wide consultation in the development of regulatory instruments by the Commission in accordance with the Nigerian Communications Act.

The EVC said the new guideline had become an  invaluable asset in ensuring that the opinions and inputs of stakeholders are considered in developing a sound  regulatory framework for the Nigerian telecommunications industry.

Juwah noted that the draft enforcement regulations which formed the second segment of the public enquiry was an amendment of the previous regulations issued to the industry in 2005, adding that the regulation was amended to reflect best practices in the industry.

The regulation when finalized, the EVC said, will provide a more robust framework for efficient processes for carrying out enforcement in the industry.
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