Umar Garba Danbatta, executive director of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has announced the regulator has approached academic institutions in Nigeria with the aim of finding solutions to the problems that are being faced in the country’s telecommunications sector.
According to him, this move follows the beneficial impacts that the research carried out by the academic community has had on the improvement of several social areas in the western countries.
Danbatta added that universities have agreed to work with the Commission on this program which he said is vital for the telecommunications industry.
He said, “Finding local solutions to the challenges of industry is a policy that is very dear to us, and this is very much in line with the Buhari administration’s vision for Nigerians to find lasting solutions to the challenges to which the country is confronted. Our choice was to deliberately utilize the ability of university residents to redirect them to research activities that could have an impact on businesses and society, for the development of new products and services for all industry.”
He said NCC will explore all available means necessary to preserve and develop the country’s telecoms industry.