Ex-NCC Boss To Head Committee On Broadband For Nigeria’s CommsTech Ministry
Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications Technology is said to be setting up a Broadband Committee to be headed by former NCC boss, Ernest Ndukwe this month, a source has revealed to TechLoy.
The new committee to be named “Presidential Committee on the Development of a Road Map for the Achievement of Pervasive Broadband Infrastructure and Services in Nigeria” would hold its first meeting on August 23 in Abuja. With a 3-month mandate, the committee is expected to develop a blueprint for the achievement of broadband infrastructure and services in Nigeria.
Last August, the Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson unveiled the plans of the Ministry of Communications Technology saying that it would “collaborate with a few national and international experts to finalize the draft policy report of the committee set up by the former Minister of Information and Communication, to review and update the existing National IT Policy, [and] to enable them deliver a National ICT Policy for Nigeria.”
The committee chaired by Johnson have finalised the National ICT Policy but is said to be waiting for feedback from the Executive Council before it would be officially released for implementation.
While the committee worked to harmonise the various exisiting ICT related policies, laws and committee reports, it is unclear whether or not the Ministry needs a new broadband committee to be headed by Ndukwe, Nigeria’s former NCC boss.
Ndukwe is a professional Communications Engineer, Corporate and Public Service Executive with over 35 years of international experience in the Telecommunications industry, majority of which have been in senior management positions in private multi-national telecommunications enterprises and in government Telecom Policy & Regulation.