Pantami directs NCC to implement executive orders in awarding telecommunications contracts

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has directed the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to adhere strictly to the provisions of the Executive Orders in awarding contracts in the sector.

According to a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the minister’s spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman, on Monday, the executive orders (003 and 005) are contained in the presidential directives of May 1, 2017, and February 12, 2018, respectively.

The statement said stakeholders had drawn the attention of the minister to the noncompliance of the sector regulator with the policy.

This, he said, had caused indigenous companies in the sector to be sidelined.

The Executive Orders 003 of 2017 and 005 of 2018, were specifically enacted to give impetus to the local content…

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