Four directors at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have relocated to head operations of new departments at the commission.
This is coming barely two days after the NCC launched its Strategic Management Plan (SMP) 2020-2024, the blueprint designed to guide activities commission for the next five years in its efforts to maintain world class regulatory standard of the Nigerian telecommunication industry.
The redeployment of the four directors, according to information available to ThisDay, was in line with the renewed commitment by Professor Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, to inject new ideas and energy into some aspects of the organisation’s regulatory activities, following his reappointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The senior staff members include Mr. Efosa Idehen, the Director, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Department; Dr. Henry Nkemadu, Director, Public Affairs Department; Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau, and Mr. Ephraim Nwokonneya Director, Research and Development (R and D) Department,.
It was gathered that the change took immediate effect, as Idehen has now assumed new position as Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau, while Nwokonneya is the Director, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Department.
Similarly, Adinde is going to be the new face of the commission’s public relations as the Director, Public Affairs Department, while Nkemadu has been redeployed to the Research and Development department of the commission, where he was a deputy director before he was promoted and moved to Public Affairs department last year.
According to the sources, motivated by the new confidence in his reappointment as the EVC/CEO of the commission, Danbatta, has since been taking more proactive measures to demonstrate renewed vigour and commitment to strengthen regulatory activities of the commission.
The new commitment by Danbatta is already manifesting in the launching of a new Strategic Management Plan (SMP) 2020-2024 for the commission in Abuja last Tuesday.
The SMP which encapsulated the strategy the commission intended to deploy to achieve its strategic goals in the next five years, especially its mandate toward accelerating national digital economy vision of the federal government in the next five years.