FEDERAL COMPETITION COMMISSION ESTABLISHMENT BILL & CPC REPEAL/COMPETITION COMMISSION AND CPC TRIBUNAL ESTABLISMENT BILL

The Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria is a body corporate, duly registered under the laws of Federal Republic of Nigeria as an Incorporated Trustee, and officially recognized by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Nigerian Communications Commission as the official industry body for all licensed providers of telecommunications and subsidiary services in Nigeria.

The major objectives of the Association is to foster inter-network cooperation and industry harmony amongst all the operators and the regulator in the country, as well as provide a platform for industry/stakeholders interaction and collaboration for the advancement of the Nigerian telecommunications market. The Association is committed to enhancing growth in the Nigerian ICT sector, whilst ensuring a healthy balance between market growth/profitability for the operators and efficient/affordable service delivery to the subscribers.

We recently received an invitation for a public hearing to hold in the House of Assembly on Tuesday the 31st of May 2016, on two Bills on Competition and Antitrust.

 

The two Bills are as follows:

  1. (1)  “A Bill for an Act to Establish the Federal Competition Commission and for purposes connected therewith” *HB15.06.01+ (HB01) sponsored by Hon. Yakubu Dogara
  2. (2)  “A Bill for an Act to repeal the Consumer Protection Commission Act, Cap L25, LFN, 2004; Establish the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal for the development and promotion of fair, efficient and competitive markets in Nigerian economy, facilitate access by all citizens to safe products, secure the protection of rights for all consumers in Nigeria” HB15.07.60] (HB60) sponsored by Hon Uzoma Nkem-Abonta.

ALTON Comments on Competition Bills for Public Hearing

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