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Licensing Infracos was means to cascade capacities to hinterland through fibre infrastructure investments, says Danbatta



NCC and fibre infrastructure
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has said by licensing Infrastructure Companies (Infracos) to deploy and cascade fibre optics to the rural areas, NCC is promoting investment in capacities which is at the heart of and necessary condition for digital transformation.

Danbatta stated this when he received Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Director General of the newly established Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NDC) who led a delegation from NDC on a courtesy visit to NCC this afternoon.

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L-R: Dabiri-Erewa and Danbatta

The NCC Chief Executive told his visitors that each local government of the Federation will have at least a connection point from where further cascading into the hinterland will be undertaken.

He described the project – for which seven (7) Infracos have been licensed – as one of the biggest projects ever instituted in the communication sector.

Danbatta affirmed that because digital transformation programmes also have human capacity components, the NCC is determined to support human resources development in preparation for the use of the infrastructure resources.

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L-R: Obienu; Bello; Dabiri-Erewa; Danbatta; Dare and Omo-Ettu

Dabiri-Erewa, who was earlier received by Sunday Dare, NCC’s Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management, said her team was visiting NCC to understudy the Commission in view of NCC’s spectacular achievements, to solicit support and to explore areas of collaboration and partnership especially in tackling perception issues in the international arena as well as improving investment opportunities into the country.

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L-R: Chairman, Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Titi Omo-Ettu; Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Sunday Dare; Director General, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NDC), Abike Dabiri-Erewa; Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta and Head of Legal, NDC, Abdullahi Bello.

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