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NCC Assures Stakeholders of Enabling Environment to Drive Local Content & Innovation

NCC Assures Stakeholders of Enabling Environment to Drive Local Content & Innovation

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has assured of its dedication to fostering an enabling environment for telecommunications industry, where local content and innovation can thrive.

The NCC harped on the importance a robust local content value chain, and how it will not only create economic opportunities but also contribute to technological advancement, job creation, and skills development within the country.

Speaking at the “NCC Special Day” during the 45th Kaduna International Trade fair organised by the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Dr Aminu Maida, said the Commission is fully committed to the advancement of local content and the overall development of the Nigerian economy.

Maida who was represented by the Director of Public Affairs, Mr Reuben Muoka, said the NCC Special Day at the 45th Kaduna International Trade Fair is particularly significant as the theme, “Sustaining Economic Recovery through Deepening Local Content Value Chain” is extremely important, as it resonates deeply with the principles and objectives of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on the promotion of local content development in the telecoms industry.

“In line with our commitment to supporting local content, the NCC has implemented various initiatives to promote indigenous participation in the telecommunications sector”, he said.

According to him, the NCC setup the Nigerian Office for Development of Indigenous Telecommunications Sector (NODITS), a critical unit in our Digital Economy Department and our Research and Development Department, to encourage local manufacturing and assembly of telecommunications equipment and promote local software development.

The NCC boss further said that the Commission NCC has continued to prioritize consumer protection and empowerment, ensuring that consumers have access to high-quality telecommunications services and are well-informed about their rights and responsibilities.

He disclosed that the NCC has also established seamless programs that will Protect, Inform and Educate (PIE Mandate) telecom consumers through various consumer-centric initiatives such as: Consumer Education Outreach Programmes, Consumer Education Outreach Programmes and the Consumer Complaints Management.

 

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