NCC wins best regulatory agency award

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has received an award for being Nigeria’s Best Corporate Governance and Regulatory Agency.

News Agency of Nigeria report that the telecommunications regulatory body received the honour during the eWorld Forum in Lagos.

The Managing Director, Ajo Media, Mr Aaron Ukodie said NCC got the award for carrying out its tasks and targets with focus and dedication.

Ukodie said that the commission had achieved several milestones, among them, the enablement of the fastest growing mobile phone network in Africa and carrying out one of the best and transparent licensing regimes.

He said that NCC worked in achieving the five-year target of 30 per cent broadband penetration set for it in 2013.

According to him, the Commission licensed infrastructure companies, providing them the necessary enablement to take access to underserved and unserved parts of Nigeria.

“The laudable results witnessed over the years in the development of broadband and digital connectivity in the country would not have been possible without the various roles played by eight companies and associations.

“To further stimulate them for more work in helping Nigeria get everyone connected to digital platforms, services and ensure affordability, the six private companies and two government agencies received various awards at the 10th Edition of e-World Forum.

“Two government agencies which have stood out in the management of Nigerian public entities, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and the Galaxy Backbone, were among the select few that received the eWorld plaudit,’’ he said on Tuesday in a statement.

Ukodie said that another government agency, Galaxy Backbone received Nigeria’s Best eGovernance Champion award for its work in building a sustainable economy using technology.

He said that Galaxy was uplifting the image of .ng locally and internationally and stimulating the development of local content on the internet space.