"Dexterity and Passion": Citizens Watch Africa Lauds NCC Boss Maida for Telecoms Reforms

"Dexterity and Passion": Citizens Watch Africa Lauds NCC Boss Maida for Telecoms Reforms

  • The Citizens Watch Africa, a civil group, has praised the outstanding leadership of Dr. Aminu Maida, the CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission
  • The group highlighted his sagacity and leadership skills, noting that they have ushered in a new era and significantly transformed the telecommunications sector
  • Hon. Pastor Dave Ogbole, the group's convener, noted that Dr. Maida's introduction of transparency and accountability measures has greatly optimised the operations of the commission

The Citizens Watch Africa (CWA), a civil society group, has commended Dr. Aminu Maida, the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), for his efforts in revamping the telecommunications sector.

The group said the sage's leadership has been transformational to the telecommunication space, leading to a surge in investor interests.

Hon. Pastor Dave Ogbole in a press conference
Dr Maida's measures and approaches have significantly overhauled the commission operations
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At a press conference on Tuesday, April 16, CWA stated its approval of Maida's leadership, highlighting the positive impact of his reforms on stakeholder confidence and investment within the sector.

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Hon. Pastor Dave Ogbole, convener of the group, commended Maida's focus on transparency and accountability, which has demonstrably improved the NCC's governance processes.

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He said:

“This leadership ensures a level playing field for all players in the sector.”

Ogbole pointed to a rise in active voice and internet subscriptions alongside a decrease in teledensity as evidence of this progress.

“The NCC's new drive has led to a steady increase in active voice and internet subscriptions, including a drop in teledensity,” Ogbole said

Maida's exemplary leadership results

While acknowledging a marginal increase in subscriptions, the CWA noted a positive shift as teledensity dipped from 115.63% to 102.30% in September 2023.

The statement read:

"It is instructive to state that the nation's teledensity dropped from 115.63% to 102.30% in September. Broadband stats dropped from 45.47% to 40.85% in the same month. The active voice subscription statistics witnessed a marginal growth from 220,715,961 to 221,769,883 as of September 2023. In addition, Internet subscriptions also enjoyed a marginal increase, from 159,034,717 in August 2023 to 160,171,125 in September 2023"

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CWA attributed these improvements to Maida's leadership and his “laudable policies to re-position the telecoms industry for optimal productivity.”

The group specifically praised Maida's “dexterity and passion” in driving the sector forward.

Looking ahead, the CWA encouraged Maida to maintain his exceptional leadership, emphasising its importance for achieving sustainable national growth and development.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) instructed telecom companies to limit access to Binance and other cryptocurrency firms' websites.

Telecoms reportedly received the directive from the commission on Wednesday, February 21, as disclosed by a credible source in the telecom sector to BusinessDay.

This development follows a previous report indicating that the Nigerian government is considering blocking online platforms of Binance and other cryptocurrency firms to curb suspected manipulation of the foreign exchange market and illicit financial transfers.

Source: Legit.ng

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