What to expect from new book on telecoms law, by Nnamani
Ikechukwu Nnanmani, president of Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has listed expected positive impacts of a newly launched book on Nigeria’s telecoms laws and regulation on the general outlook of the industry.
In his goodwill message during the virtual launch of the book titled Nigerian Telecommunications Law and Regulation, co-authored by Quasim Odunmbaku and Rotimi Akapo, Nnamani said the book is about to widen the door for inflow of foreign direct investment into the sector.
“This book will give the potential foreign investors the opportunity to understand the laws that guide the industry and how the industry is regulated in terms of investment.
“It would also serve as a yardstick for measuring the development of the industry.
“Finally, it would give those that are just entering the industry a head-start because they are going to benefit immensely from the industry’s experiences that have been put together in a book format,” the ATCON president said.
Meanwhile, Engineer Nnamani who doubles as the president of Medallion Communications Limited, expressed ATCON’s profound congratulations to the authors for taking the challenge upon themselves to produce the masterpiece in line with the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) regulatory tools.
Nnamani said, “Mr. Quasim Odunmbaku and Mr. Rotimi Akapo had worked together to produce a book that is completely dedicated to Nigerian Telecommunications Law and Regulation.
“We at ATCON are happy to identify with this duo, because their efforts have manifested in the publication of a book that captures the developments that the industry has recorded vis-a-vis law and regulation over the years.”
He further enjoined the authors not to rest on their oars “as the industry looks to read the second edition of this book in the next 5 to 10 years because of the nature of our industry which is highly dynamic.”
According to the NCC, the industry regulator that championed the launch of the epochal literature on Thursday, the book which contains 18 chapters on 600 pages, took the authors about four years to complete even as the idea of writing was conceptualized about 10 years ago.