September 26, 2020
Technology

“With Stakeholders collaboration, we can surmount Infrastructure divide”~Professor Danbatta

By Hannah Anna Job (ICT Correspondent/TNTVNETWORK)
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The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta says the Regulatory Body is capable of overcoming challenges faced by Mobile Network Operators (MNO) to deploy infrastructure, multiple taxation and other factors hampering broadband deployment in the Country.
The Executive Vice Chairman (NCC) in an interview with Press.
During a Stakeholders engagement meeting with relevant State Agencies in charge of telecommunications Matters in Abuja, which had key industry players from all 36 States of the Country in attendance. The NCC Helmsman re-emphasized the need for collaboration with relevant Stakeholders and Key players in the Telecommunications Industry in order to create itch free infrastructure deployment especially in the underserved segments.
The EVC spoke on efforts made by the Commission in various states like Ogun state, Kano and Kaduna which led to the unsealing of various  Base Station Transceiver Sites and the quest to bridge the access gap of over 40million Nigerians that are in the underserved communities.
The Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management (ECSM) Mr Sunday Dare also assured that the Commission is looking at harmonisation of multiple taxation and multiple regulation and also develop a typology of taxes being charged which will be agreeable to all the states.
Mr Dare further stated that the Commission has met with the Governor’s Forum and National Executive Council (NEC) concerning Infrastructure roll out, which resulted to bringing people in from the 36 states for engagement meeting on Telecommunications matters.
The event which had various Service Providers and Industry Stakeholders from all the 36 States of the Federation in attendance had has its Theme: “Optimizing The Benefits of Telecom Infrastructure in Nigeria which was fully discussed by panelists and resources persons in attendance 

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