Nigerian Communications Commission

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is the independent regulatory authority for the telecommunications industry in Nigeria. The NCC was created under Decree number 75 by the [Federal Military Government of Nigeria] on 24 November 1992. The NCC was charged with the responsibility of regulating the supply of telecommunications services and facilities, promoting competition, and setting performance standards for telephone services in Nigeria. The Decree has been abrogated and replaced with the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003.

Organizational structure[edit]

The commission is headed by a board of nine commissioners, composed of the Chairman (a non-executive commissioner), the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, two Executive Commissioners, and five other non-executive commissioners.

There are 20 departments, one directorate three other administratively constitutive sections which are the Offices of the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive, and the Offices of the two Executive Commissioners. The Departments of New Media and Information Security; Technical Standards and Network Integrity; and Spectrum Administration report to the Executive Commissioner Technical Services. The Departments of Legal and Regulatory Services; Licensing and Authorization; Consumer Affairs; and Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement report to the Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management. The remaining Departments report to the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer. Among the Departments that report to the EVC/CEO is the Universal Service Provision Fund - established under the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 to facilitate the achievement of national policy goals for universal access and universal service to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in rural, un-served and under-served areas in Nigeria. The Fund is being managed to facilitate the widest possible access to affordable telecommunications services for greater social equity and inclusion for the people of Nigeria.

Directorates and Departments[edit]

Spectrum Administration Department[edit]

  • Spectrum Planning
  • Spectrum Assignment
  • Spectrum Utilization & Monitoring
  • Spectrum Database Management

Licensing and Authorization Department[edit]

Universal Service Provision Fund[edit]

Research and Development Department[edit]

Technical Standards & Network Integrity[edit]

  • Wireless Networks
  • Fixed Networks and Converged Services
  • Interconnection & Network Monitoring

Legal and Regulatory Services Department[edit]

  • License Docs/Registry
  • Telecoms laws/Regulations
  • Dispute Resolution

Directorate of Human Capital and Infrastructure Group[edit]

  • Administration Department
  • Human Capital Department
  • Information Technology Department
  • Procurement Department

Public Affairs Department[edit]

  • Public Relations
  • Media Management
  • Legislative and Government Relations
  • Online Media and Special Publications
  • Protocol

Consumer Affairs Department[edit]

Finance Department[edit]

Commission Secretariat[edit]

Project Department[edit]

Policy Competition and Economic Analysis Department[edit]

Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement Department[edit]

New Media and Information Security Department[edit]

Corporate Planning and Strategy Department[edit]

Zonal Operations Department[edit]

The Offices of the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO; and the Offices of the other two Executive Commissioners also have established and functional administrative structures. The International Affairs Unit is part of the Office of the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive.

List of present commissioners 2016[edit]

  • Chairman - Otunba Olabiyi Durojaiye
  • Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive - Professor Umar Danbatta
  • Executive Commissioner (Technical Services)- Engr. Ubale Maska
  • Executive Commissioner (Stakeholder Management) - Mr. Sunday Dare
  • Member - Mr. Clement Baiye
  • Member - Senator Ifeanyi Araraume

External links[edit]