By Abdullahi Jalalalluden
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is currently considering the idea of introducing a framework to encourage ethical energy sourcing in the telecommunications sector.
The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission Prof Umar Danbatta disclosed this during a Roundtable discussion With Academia, Industry and Other Stakeholders held in Kano.
He said the framework will serve as a guide for telecom service providers to adopt clean and sustainable energy sources, reducing their carbon footprints and contributing to greener future.
Professor Umar Danbatta expressed belief that the policy will not only benefit the environment, but also drive innovation and create new business opportunities within the industry.
The Commission recognizes the importance of clean energy usage in the telecommunications sector, and we are committed to promoting regulatory initiatives that encourage the adoption of renewable and ethical energy sources.”
The Executive Vice Chairman noted that to achieve the objective it will require collaboration and partnership with academia and other stakeholder who are encouraged to contribute through researches and finding insisting that their role cannot be overemphasized.
“We aim to refocus future academic research towards feasible alternative sources of clean energy that can be harnessed by the telecom industry.
The EVC added that the telecom sector is at forefront of digital transformation and the potentials to enhance the livelihood of the citizens must be harnessed through promoting the research in the academia.
The meeting themed Refocusing Academic Research Towards Alternative Clean Energy: Panacea to Paucity of Energy in the Telecommunications Industry, was graced by members of the academia, and stakeholders from the telecom industry.