Nigerian Regulator Budgets $500K for RA System

The lower house of the Nigeria’s legislative chamber has approved a budget for their telecoms regulator which includes NGN100mn (USD500K) for revenue assurance/monitoring software, as reported by The Nation and BizTechAfrica.

A further NGN100mn (USD500K) is earmarked for the planning, design and implementation of a ‘world class’ e-crime and digital forensic project, though no further details were provided.

To put these amounts into perspective, the revenues of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) are projected to be NGN60bn (USD300mn), of which nearly half comes from an annual operating levy on telcos, and NGN5bn (USD25mn) comes from returns on its investments. NCC will spend NGN18.4bn (USD92mn) on capex for school support, NGN10.7bn (USD54mn) on staff costs, NGN1.6bn (USD8mn) on emergency communication centres, NGN50mn (USD250K) for a new service lift, and NGN5mn (USD25k) on gym equipment.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is a recognized expert on communications risk and assurance. He was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and others.

Eric was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He was a member of Qatar's National Committee for Internet Safety and the first leader of the TM Forum's Enterprise Risk Management team. Eric currently sits on the committee of the Risk & Assurance Group. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.

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