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BREAKING: President Buhari reappoints Prof Danbatta as NCC EVC

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EVC of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta

 

In an effort to consolidate the gains made in the telecommunications sector in line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the reappointment of Professor Umar Garba Danbattaas the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission.

Prof. Danbatta was appointed the EVC in August 2015.

Professor Danbatta’s reappointment was based on the recommendation of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), with the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003.

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L-r Dr. Pantami and Prof. Danbatta exchanging pleasantries during a recent event

While wishing Professor Danbatta the best, the Honourable Minister directs him to significantly improve on the overall performance of the Commission as well as ensure that adequate mechanisms are put in place to facilitate the implementation of all policies of Federal Government through the Ministry.

“Furthermore, the Honourable Minister enjoined him to ensure that the interest of telecommunication consumers, Nigerians and investors are adequately protected,” according to the Spokesperson to Minister, Uwa Suleiman (Mrs).