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NCC invites industry stakeholders for comments on amended telecoms regulatory instruments

*The Nigerian Communications Commission urges any interested industry stakeholders to make written submissions on the updated draft regulatory instruments, and participate in the Public Inquiries scheduled to hold in Abuja

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In exercise of its functions under the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 (the Act), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has published the following draft regulatory instruments on its corporate Web site at www.ncc.gov.ng, for stakeholders’ comments.

ConsumerConnect reports Mr. Reuben Muoka, Director of Public Affairs at NCC, in a recent public notice, listed the new draft regulation to include the following:

  • Telecommunications Networks Interconnection Regulations (as amended)
  • Guidelines on Procedure for Granting Approval to Disconnect Telecommunications Operators (as amended)
  • Guidelines on Dispute Resolution (as amended).

The Commission stated that in accordance with Section 57 of the Act, it has scheduled Public Inquiries in respect of the above-mentioned draft regulatory instruments to hold at 11.00a.m. on the dates stated in the table below:

# Regulatory Instrument (s)  Date(s) of Public Inquiry
 1.  Telecommunications Networks Interconnection   Regulations (as amended)  Tuesday, May 21, 2024  at    11.00a.m..
 2.  Guidelines on Procedure for Granting Approval to Disconnect Telecommunications Operators (as amended)  Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 11.00a.m.
 3.  Guidelines on Dispute Resolution (as amended)  Wednesday,May 22, 2024 at 11.00a.m.

The Director of Public Affairs noted any interested stakeholders, by this notice, “are invited to make written submissions on the subject and participate in the Public Inquiries.”

The NCC also stated the Public Inquiries would hold in the Conference Room of the Nigerian Communications Commissions Head Office, Maitama District, Abuja, FCT.

The public notice read that all submissions must reach the Commission on or before Friday, May 10, 2024, and should be addressed to:

The Executive Vice Chairman

Nigerian Communications Commission

Plot 423, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja

Attention: Head, Legal and Regulatory Services

Soft copies of submissions can also be sent to msyusuf@ncc.gov.ng copying cwhyte@ncc.gov.ng, stated Muoka.

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