The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof, Umar Danbatta was among eminent personalities that have endorsed a new book on Nigeria’s telecommunications industry’s legal and regulatory ecosystem.
The book, “Nigerian Telecommunications Law and Regulation”, which is co-authored by Quasim Odunmbaku, a telecoms regulatory professional at the NCC and Rotimi Akapo, a lawyer, who specialises in Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) practice, is written in 18 chapters and over 600 pages.
Speaking at the virtual public presentation of the book, Danbatta, who was the Chairman and Lead Presente, said that law and regulation are two critical pillars, which influence the speed and impact of innovation in the telecoms sector.
“As important as these two factors are, they typically lag behind in technology – it, therefore, behooves on all legal and regulatory practitioners in the sector to keep breast of developments so that knowledge gaps do not stifle innovation and/or deny consumers of the optimum value,” he said.
Represented by the Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management at NCC, Adeleke Adewolu, the EVC acknowledged that there is a noticeable paucity of well-researched books and reference materials on the legal and regulatory regime governing telecommunications and indeed the ICT sector in Nigeria.
“I am, therefore, delighted that the authors of “Nigerian Telecommunications Law and Regulation” have taken up the challenge and have produced a comprehensive reference material which touches on practically every aspect of the subject.”
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