NCC shines @ 2021 ITREALMS e-Waste Dialogue, wins Telecom e-Waste Regulator award

•Chief Deolu Ogunbanjo (3rd from left), presenting the award to Dr Omoniyi Ibietan, who represented Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice President of the NCC. With them are (from left) Ms. Rose Moses, Editor of Newsmart; Ms. Maureen Chigbo, President of GOCOP and Mr. Remmy Nweke, Editor of ITREALMS

LAGOS – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has won the 2021 ITREALMS Telecom E-Waste Regulator award.

The award was presented on behalf of the management of the ITREALMS Media Group by the President of the National Association of Telecommunications Subscribers (NATCOMS), Chief Deolu Ogunbanjo, during the ITREALMS E-Waste 2021 Dialogue held on Thursday at Welcome Center Hotels, Lagos. The theme was “e-waste in Nigeria: the consumer as the key to the circular economy and 20 years of GSM”.

Also speaking on the award, ITREALMS Media Executive Editor, Mr Remmy Nweke, said the award was a recognition of the Commission’s commitment to regulating waste electrical and electronic equipment ( WEEE) in the telecommunications sector.

The event presented by NCC Executive Vice President / General Manager Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, who was represented by New Media Chief Dr Ominiyi Ibietan, focused on “20 Years of GSM and Waste electronics in Nigeria. “

He recalled that the NCC is the independent national regulatory authority for the telecommunications sector in Nigeria. The Commission is responsible for creating an environment conducive to competition between operators in the sector and ensuring the provision of quality and efficient telecommunications services throughout the country.

Created under Decree No. 75 by the [Federal Military Government of Nigeria] On November 24, 1992, the Commission was charged with regulating the provision of telecommunications services and facilities, promoting competition and establishing performance standards for telephone services in Nigeria.

Over the years, NCC has built a reputation as a leading telecommunications regulatory agency on the African continent. The Commission seeks to catalyze the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for different aspects of national development. In this regard, NCC has launched several programs such as State Accelerated Broadband Initiative (SABI) and Wire Nigeria Project (WIN) to help stimulate demand and accelerate the adoption of ICT tools and services necessary for the induction of a company. knowledge in the country.

In order to fulfill its mandate, the Commission, currently headed by the Executive Vice President / CEO, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, has put in place a regulatory and licensing framework necessary for the provision of telecommunications services, in particular using ” ASPIRE 2024 “- (A: Advancement by S: Strategy, P: Professionalism, I: Innovation and R: Regulatory, E: Excellence).

Chief Ogunbanjo was accompanied during the presentation by Corporate Online Publishers Guild (GOCOP) President and RealNews Editor Maureen Chigbo; Newsmart editor Rose Mose; Educational and Administrative Officer of the E-Waste Producer Responsibility Organization of Nigeria (E-PRON) Ms. Mofesayo Oyedeji, Executive Director, DigitalSENSE Africa, Ms. Nkem Nweke.

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