Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC
Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has said multiple taxation and regulation of the telecoms industry discourage investments and deny government of long-term revenues as well as destroy the foundations for future growth.
The Executive Commissioner of the NCC, Sunday Dare, disclosed this during the South-East edition of the NCC Stakeholders’ Parliament themed: “Optimizing the Benefits of Telecoms Infrastructure in Nigeria” held in Enugu.
He emphasized that it was a matter of great worry that at this point in Nigeria’s history,the country is still talking about protecting telecoms infrastructure from interference by agencies of government, or from multiple taxation and regulations, when all levels of government should actually be the ones encouraging and incentivizing operators to build infrastructure in their domains.
Represented at the occasion by Head, Compliance Monitoring at NCC, Alkassim Umar, Dare said the NCC must take a long-term view of the need to provide a conducive environment for the spread of telecoms infrastructure, “be they BTS sites or fibre infrastructure.

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