Telecoms & Media 2020

Regulatory and institutional structure  

Nigeria’s communications sector is primarily regulated by the Nigerian  Communications Act  (NCA) and the  Wireless Telegraphy Act  (WTA).  The NCA established the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC),  which is charged with the responsibility of regulating the communications sector. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy (the  Minister) under the NCA is  responsible for  the formulation, determi nation and monitoring of the general policy for the communications  sector with a view to ensuring, among other things, the utilisation of  the sector as a platform for the economic and social development of  Nigeria, the negotiation and execution of international communications  treaties and agreements, on behalf of Nigeria, between sovereign coun tries and international organisations and bodies, and the representation  of Nigeria, in conjunction with the NCC, at proceedings of international  organisations and on matters relating to communications.  Under the  NCA, the NCC is authorised to make and publish regulations and guide lines to give effect to the full provisions of the NCA, among other things.

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