The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has on Tuesday 23rd of June, 2020, unveiled a five- year (2020-2024) Strategic Management Plan, SMP in line with the objective of creating a seamless strategy to augment its effective management and regulation of the telecommunications sector.
While unveiling the plan through a virtual launch, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Pantami said that His Excellency, President Buhari has approved the Ministry’s request to focus more on the promotion of a Digital Economy in an attempt to diversify the economy.
The SMP is a project of the Nigerian Communications Commission led by the Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Umar Danbatta with the objective of creating a seamless strategy to augment effective management and regulation of the telecommunication sector.
The SMP is expected to leverage the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy, NDEPS, as well as the new National Broadband Plan, NBP, 2020 2025 Roadmaps. It covers the guiding principles and act as the operations manual for the Commission towards actualising the digital economy agenda of the Federal Government in the next five years.
Essentially, the SMP, which was developed in-house with the stamp of the Management and Board, is a visioning document of the Commission for planning, monitoring, analysing and assessment of the Commission’s goals and objectives in the next five years.
It will be resident in the Corporate Planning, Strategy and Risk Management Department, which will ensure that the contents of the document become the guiding principles for the Commission in the next five years.