Vice President of The EU Hails NCC on Transparency

Andrus-Ansip, the Vice President of the European Union Digital Single Market has commended the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), for the transparent manner in which the commission handled the sale and management of Nigeria’s Spectrum.

The vice president was speaking at a meeting that held in the European Union office in Abuja where he also stated that Nigeria is doing well in this regard as compared with other African nations.

The meeting in Abuja with the EU vice president, was convened with the aim of gleaning from the experience of the EU when it comes to Digital Single market to aid the country’s relevant telecommunications and ICT agencies.

It was also revealed that 350 billion Euros of a European Union Investment Fund is in place to support Africa’s digital revolution particularly efforts at digital governance and digital single market for the African Union

Andrus-Ansip also stated during the meeting that hundreds of thousands of jobs will be created from the movement of 28 national markets to a single one as in the case of the EU even as the internet and digital technologies have transformed and are still transforming the world.

He pointed out that although at this point, existing barriers online mean citizens miss out on goods and services, as also internet companies and start-ups have their horizons limited, and businesses and governments cannot fully benefit from digital tools.

Dignitaries who were at the meeting include, Honourable Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, Prof. Umar Danbatta, the EVC of the NCC and also representatives of NITDA, Galaxy Backbone Plc and Nigeria Computer Society.

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