Minister Explains NCC’s Five-Year Strategic Vision

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has launched the strategic vision plan (SVP) 2021-2025 of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

Speaking at the ceremony on Tuesday in Abuja, Pantami explained that the main function of the communications ministry was to provide an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive.

He explained that it was necessary for the private sector to be more successful because they control the majority of the economy.

“Strategic vision is key to the foundation of whatever we do. Usually, strategy cascades our national policy for implementation,” Pantami said. 

“This strategy of NCC has cascaded the two national policies that are relevant to it, most importantly, the national digital economic policy and strategy for a digital Nigeria and Nigerian national broadband plan. This is what the strategy is all about

Pantami also unveiled a compendium of the NCC EVC’s speeches and presentations titled, ‘Catalysing Nigeria’s Socio-Economic Transformation through Broadband Infrastructure’, as well as the ‘NCC Global Connect’ podcast channel.

Speaking on the SVP, Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman and chief executive officer (EVC/CEO) of NCC, said the need to re-invigorate the commission and take it to the greater heights informed the development of the new SVP.

He also said the new plan had been guided and aligned to the economic recovery and growth plan (ERGP) of the federal government.

“It is a continuous experience embedded in our corporate culture as an organisation. Over the years, we have deployed various well-established conventional and social media platforms — Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter (banned for now) — for our media and public relations activities,” Danbatta said.

“But we are not relenting in expanding our media frontiers. We want to reach more and more of our stakeholders with rich content to empower them and improve our visibility locally and internationally.

“Due to advancements in digital technologies, Podcasts have become increasingly popular as a medium of stakeholder engagement as they help increase these engagements in an organic and conversational way.

“In keeping with these advancements, we have created the Commission’s podcast channel “NCC Global Connect’” to be launched today as an additional social media channel of the Commission.

“Establishing the podcast channel is in line with our strategic initiatives to boost the corporate image and visibility of the Commission via the adoption of innovative channels of communication by developing audio and video content to reach our stakeholders and attract the attention of prospective investors into the Nigerian telecommunications market.”