The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed its intention to strategically collaborate with the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) to enhance operational efficiency in the commission.
This was disclosed by the commission’s executive vice chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta when he received the NIM delegation to the NCC headquarters led by its acting registrar, Jude Iheanacho.
Danbatta noted that the commission places a high premium on capacity-building and is implementing policies geared towards achieving this vital objective.
He also said that it was in the commission’s best interest to deepen its collaboration with the NIM through strategic partnering so that the NCC can improve organisational efficiency and regulatory excellence.
Speaking further, the NCC boss declared that the commission’s faith in the transformational capacity of skilled human resources is demonstrated by its support to staff who are members of the institute. The support includes prompt payment of membership fees for its staff and subscription to and participation in NIM’s mandatory capacity-building programmes for members.
Represented by the commission’s director, human capital and administration, Usman Malah, Danbatta promised to make recommendations to the management of the commission to take additional steps in solidifying the strategic relationship, such as setting up a joint committee of the two bodies to draw up modalities for inter-agency collaboration.
In his comments, Iheanacho lauded the NCC for its positive contribution to the telecommunications sector. He said a highly-skilled, highly professional workforce was needed to regulate the dynamic, competitive, and highly intellectual world of telecommunications. The NCC, Iheanacho observed, has been an exemplary public sector institution noted for its proactive, all-inclusive engagement of stakeholders in the telecoms sector.
The NIM chief executive, who acceded that there was a need for strategic partnership between both organisations, also declared that there were a variety of emergent upskilling programmes by NIM aimed at ensuring that Nigeria remains in tune with global trends.
Iheanacho also informed the commission that programmes such as the Mandatory Continuing Professional Education Programme and the Continuing Learning and Development programmes were examples of programmes that dealt with contemporary issues in management which NCC can leverage for improved workplace efficiency.
The Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) was established in 1961 through the enabling Act, the Nigerian Institute of Management (Establishment) Act was enacted by the National Assembly on July 19, 2003.
The objectives of the institute include the development of good management, professionalising management and improving and standardising management in Nigeria.
A statement by the commission’s director of public affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde said the reception of the NIM team and the interaction took place at the NCC Conference Hall and was attended by the head, administration, NCC, Ibrahim Aliyu; Head, human capital, Safiya Jijji (represented by Folorunsho Mesele, a principal manager in the human capital department).