August 15, 2022

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At VCs’ roundtable, NCC restates dedication to fund analysis


Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, has restated the dedication of the Fee to commit extra funds to analysis and prototypes ensuing from grants to the academia.

That is coming on the backdrop of the current revelation that the NCC has dedicated greater than N500 Million in funding analysis throughout the Nigerian universities.

A press assertion by the Director Public Affairs of the NCC, Reuben Muoka, Wednesday, quotedProfessor Akande as telling a gathering of Vice Chancellors and professors from universities within the southern components of the nation at a roundtable convention on the Sheraton Lodge, Ikeja, Lagos, that the Fee acknowledges the significance of working with stakeholders to engender improvements and construct indigenous technological capabilities that might strengthen the ICT ecosystem.

“We need to use this chance to guarantee you that the Fee will proceed to present assist to the tutorial sector within the curiosity of nationwide improvement. We will even proceed to encourage analysis and innovation in Nigeria’s tertiary establishments,” Akande stated, explaining that the essence of the roundtable was to dialogue with the academia, business and different stakeholders on how analysis efforts and prototypes may be reworked into commercially viable merchandise that clear up real-life issues.

“Consequently, the Fee will proceed to allocate the requisite assets to analysis, improvement and improvements essential for the business to proceed to contribute to the socio-economic improvement of the nation,” Akande stated.

Government Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, represented by the Director, Authorized and Regulatory Providers of the Fee, Josphine Amuwa, stated academia is a key driver of innovation in all spheres of human endeavours. 

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