Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria, ATCON, has announced plans to launch a National Telecoms Advisory Council, NTAC, to advocate for matters that advance the course of our industry.
President of ATCON, Engineer Lanre Ajayi, disclosed this during a press conference in view of the association’s forthcoming 21st anniversary celebration saying that NTAC would consist of an assembly of very eminent personalities with great accomplishment in Telecommunication who shall be advising the NEC on appropriate policy issues.
Ajayi said that the last 21 years had been so eventful for the Nigerian telecommunications industry with ATCON, as the umbrella body of all telecommunications companies, playing pivotal roles.
The ATCON president said, “The journey so far has not been a fairy tale, but we have been able to create a measure of impact in our collective efforts and have been able to develop an industry, which is considered a very vital economic sector and contributing significantly to the country’s GDP. The result of all these efforts is the impressive performance of the industry today, which is visible for all to see”.
“And for that, the Association has decided to take time out to celebrate our successes, evaluate its achievements and that of the industry and make projections for the future through the celebration.
“During the anniversary dinner, there shall be an anniversary lectured to be delivered by a very distinguished personality and Telecommunications Merit Awards shall be presented to deserving industry players who have in one way or the other distinguished themselves in their personal and corporate contributions towards the rapid development of the Nigerian telecommunications industry.
“Also, we intend to use the opportunity of the dinner to launch the Association code of Ethics, which has been approved by members of the association as the standard by which they would be expected to adhere to in the practice of their profession and in conducting their businesses”.
He also said the dinner shall also provide us opportunity to inform industry stakeholders and all friends of ATCON plans to establish/Construct ATCON House Project (National Secretariat) which will is planned to be located in the Smartcity Innovation Hub, in Lekki, Lagos.
According to him, in the years to come, ATCON will continue to show more commitment to the growth of the industry.
“We will continue to develop programs that will sustain the growth of our industry.
“We owe a lot of gratitude to the Nigerian press for the support and cooperation given to the Association and the telecommunications industry as a whole over the years.
“We are very hopeful that the fourth estate will continue to be very supportive in our efforts at catching up with the rest of the world in terms of technological advancements, particularly, in the telecommunications sector,” Ajayi said.

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