To usher in a new Code of Corporate Governance for the telecommunications sector, Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC, is set to host stakeholders in the industry.
NCC said the consultative forum is in line with the commission’s practice of industry-wide consultations before carrying out its regulatory functions.
A statement by NCC’s Director, Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, said stakeholders have been invited to deliberate on the next level of implementation of the Corporate Governance Code for the Telecoms Industry. NCC initiated a voluntary code in 2014 which was adopted by the sector in line with global best practices.
It noted that the 2014 version is currently undergoing review, amendment and will become mandatory thereafter.
According to the statement, “The NCC has therefore invited stakeholders including telecommunications operators, investors, financiers, Value Added Service, VAS, providers and experts to the one-day forum. “Formal invitation has been extended to industry players including the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria, ATCON, Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria, ALTON, National Association of Telecoms Subscribers of Nigeria, NATCOMS, Nigeria Internet Group, NIG, and other stakeholders.
“Deliberations will usher in a new Code of Corporate Governance for the sector.”

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