The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has called for collaborative efforts amongst the academia and the industry to produce quality research and drive innovation in the Nigerian telecoms sector.
The Executive Vice Chairman(EVC) of NCC,Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, disclosed this at the NCC 3rd Annual Stakeholders Consultative Forum while addressing a gathering of over 40 Vice Chancellors and representatives of various universities and other top industry executive in Abuja.
Danbatta, who was represented at the forum by Dr. Alhassan Haru, Director, New Media and Information Security, NCC, said the continuous synergy has become imperative in the context of the advancement in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The Director added that sustained synergy will promote greater sophistication of innovations in communication technology.
He reitrated that the Commission has made giant strides in the last three years and has developed several initiatives in this regard of promoting research and development (R&D) and innovation in the country.
He added that the initiatives are to advance NCC’s goal of using research to enhance regulatory activities and ensure productive collaboration between the academia and telecom industry to address the challenges of the industry and innovation-driven research outputs.