DIGITALIZED AFRICA VISION: NCC, WATRA Rally For Cross-Border Cooperation + PHOTOS 🎊 The Scoper Media

By Aminat Umar

L – R; Director of Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Mr Reuben Muoka; Executive Secretary, West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly, Mr Aliyu Aboki; Chairman, WATRA; Mr. Amara Brewah; Ag: Executive Commissioner Technical Services, NCC, Engr. Abraham Oshadami; 1st Vice Chairman WATRA, Mr. Cheikh Amadu Bamba; 2nd Vice Chairman, Mr. Michael Yaovi, During the Courtesy visit to the Commission, on 7th May 2024 at the Commission’s Headquarters Abuja… recently

In a grand symphony of connectivity, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the West Africa Telecommunications Regulatory Assembly (WATRA) have harmonized their efforts, recognizing the pivotal role of collective action in propelling Africa’s digital revolution forward.

During a meeting of minds and missions, delegates from WATRA paid a courtesy call to the NCC’s central hub in Abuja. Both parties echoed the symphony of collaboration needed to fast-track the journey towards a digitalized and Smart Africa.

In a resounding affirmation of regional collaboration, the NCC and WATRA underscored the pivotal role of pooling resources, expertise, and efforts to tackle shared challenges and seize opportunities for digital progress. Through nurturing partnerships among African nations, their vision is to cultivate an environment conducive to innovation, investment, and sustainable development within the telecommunications and ICT sectors.

During the strategic visit, NCC officials highlighted their dedication to advancing digital inclusion, nurturing a robust digital economy, and using technology to enhance Nigerians’ quality of life. They reaffirmed their willingness to partner with WATRA and regional stakeholders to propel the digital agenda.

WATRA representatives on the other hand, reiterated their commitment to fostering regulatory alignment, boosting cross-border links, and streamlining digital service integration across West Africa. Emphasizing the significance of collaborative efforts, they underscored the need to overcome obstacles to digital progress and capitalize on the socio-economic advantages of embracing technology.

On the basis of this however, NCC and WATRA’s dialogue paints a vivid picture of a digitally thriving Africa. Their united vision envisions widespread access to affordable and reliable telecom services, fueling innovation and progress across all sectors of the economy.

Importantly, as Africa strides into the digital age, collaboration among regulatory bodies like NCC and WATRA is key. Together, they pave the way for a digital future, fostering opportunities, bridging divides, and shaping a prosperous, inclusive Smart Africa.

Together, they bridge the gaping digital chasm, ensuring that no corner of the continent is left in darkness. Instead, they illuminate every community, empowering individuals and nations alike to thrive in the digital landscape.

This collective effort isn’t just about embracing technology; it’s about crafting a future where prosperity knows no boundaries, where innovation knows no limits. It’s about building a Smart Africa that not only flourishes in the present but lays the foundation for generations to come, ensuring inclusivity and sustainability are woven into the fabric of its digital evolution.

In conclusion however, the dedication of NCC and WATRA to promoting regional cooperation stands as a guiding light for Africa’s digital transformation, instilling hope and assurance in the continent’s capacity to leverage technology for positive change.