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Danbatta set for Senate confirmation as screening committee lauds 5-year scorecard

Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice ChairmanCEO, NCC, during his screening by the Senate Committee on Communications

The Senate Committee on Communication, has applauded the Executive Vice Chairmain Of NCC  for his sterling performance and exceptional leadership qualities which, they said had helped in accelerating the growth of the telecoms sector.

This followed the reappointment of Professor Danbatta by the President for another five-year term in office to pilot the affairs of the commission.
A member of the Committee , Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, who represented the Chairman  Senate Committee on Communication,  Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu noted that the screening and confirmation exercise is in accordance with the provisions of Section 8 subsections 1 and 4 of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act (NCA), 2003.
During the screening by the Senate Committee,  Professor  Danbatta, who demonstrated his deep knowledge of the industry, extensively discussed his scorecard since he assumed office as the EVC of NCC on August 4, 2015.
The NCC Boss, who gave convincing accounts of his stewardship in the last five years, said the diligent implementation of NCC’s auspicious strategic 8-Point Agenda, which he put in place when he assumed office in 2015, provided the basis for most of the Commission’s achievements in the last five years, especially in the areas of service availability, accessibility and affordability.
He  reeled outstanding achievements under him in the past five years and provided  relevant industry and macro-economic statistics to illuminate his efforts and strides in the areas of the sector’s contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Quality of Service (QoS) delivery, broadband infrastructure deployment, broadband penetration, effective spectrum utilisation, consumer empowerment, technology innovation as well as the Commission’s efforts with respect to curbing fraudulent Subscriber Identity Management (SIM) registration and 112 Emergency Number towards ridding the country of insecurity.
Professor Danbatta thanked the lawmakers for their support over the last five years and

From left to right Member, Senate Committee on Communications, Sen. Ibrahim Oloriegbe and the Executive Vice Chairman CEO, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta

pledged his renewed commitment to further accelerate the growth of the telecoms industry as the key driver of the country’s digital economy vision over the next five years.

Prominent member of the committee, including Sen. Sandy Onor, Sen. Abiodun Olujimi, Sen. Bamidele Opeyemi, Sen. Omar Jeff, Sen. Kashim Shettima and Sen. Bukachuwa, commended Danbatta’s impressive performance in piloting the affairs of the country’s digital ecosystem.

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