The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has emerged the Outstanding Government Agency of the Decade at the Nigeria @60 ICT Hall of Fame Awards organised by TechTV in collaboration with TechEconomy.ng as the highpoint of the 2020 Titans of Tech Virtual Conference and Expo.
Presenting the prestigious Government Agency of the Decade Award to Prof. Umar Garba Dambatta, Executive vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications (NCC) at the ATCON National Dialogue, Don Pedro Aganbi, President, TechTV Network noted that over the years the NCC has earned a reputation as a foremost Telecom regulatory agency in Africa.
“The Commission’s transparency, professionalism and forward thinking regulatory acumen has helped to catalyze the use of ICT’S for different aspect of national development across the country.
“The NCC has persistently demonstrated a unique appreciation of the role of the consumer in the provision of telecommunication services and subsequently always sought to protect them and promote their interest. In the early days, the commission established the Consumer Parliament, quickly followed by Customer Call Centre and continual insistent that the operators put the consumer as ‘King’ always, even punishing operators for short comings in this regards. The Commission also enforced the ‘Do Not Disturb code’ across the networks. What more, the NCC contributes handsomely to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)”, Don Pedro Aganbi said.
In his remarks, Prof. Dambatta thanked TechTV Network and Techeconomy.ng for the honour. “This is a great honour for us at the commission especially coming at this auspicious time when Nigeria is celebrating her 60th anniversary.
“This will certainly spur us at the commission to deepen the growth and progress we have made in the sector. I hereby dedicate this special award to the Board, staff and management of the Nigeria Communication Commission”. Prof. Dambatta stated.
Now in its 16th edition, Titans of Tech is a flagship industry event that annually celebrates excellence in the Nigerian ICT space.
Titans of Tech is unique for a lot of reason, the most important is the sheer breadth of sectors, industries, businesses and individuals covered every year. Every year, core ICT firms, entertainment, business, academia and fintech are nominated, recognised and celebrated.
It is preceded by a conference and expo. A platform where the most influential players in the West African information communications technology (ICT) markets can come together to exchange ideas and to positively influence and promote ICT agenda for optimal good. It is perhaps the most sought after and respected Nigeria’s ICT engagement hub.