Danbatta seeks stakeholders’ support for ubiquitous ICT adoption

Danbatta seeks stakeholders' support for ubiquitous ICT adoption

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC (Centre), during the commissioning of the computer laboratory.   As Huawei donates ICT Lab to Alma Mater   Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has urged stakeholders in Nigeria to support the Commission in its noble quest to ensure ubiquitous adoption and use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), with a view to transforming the nation’s economy. This is just as the EVC pledged the commitment of NCC to continue to be in the vanguard…

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Traditional rulers hail Danbatta over role in security, national development

Traditional rulers hail Danbatta over role in security, national development

Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta (centre) flanked by traditional rulers and community leaders of Danbatta community during the presentation of recognition award to him in Kano over the weekend.   …As Danbatta receives recognition award   Traditional rulers and concerned community leaders have commended the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for his role in boosting security and supporting other initiatives aimed at developing Danbatta Local Government Area, Kano State and its environs,…

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Reaping ICT benefits dependent on infrastructure, literacy, says Danbatta

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L-R: Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, being presented with an appreciation award by Prof. Abdulrahman Sheshe, Chief Medical Director, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Kano, during the courtesy visit Reaping ICT benefits dependent on infrastructure, literacy, says Danbatta   Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said that robust digital infrastructure and literacy are key to reaping the transformational benefits of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across public and private institutions in the country. Danbatta stated this when he…

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Deepening Broadband: NCC urges Nigerian govs to waiver Right of Way charges

NCC urges Nigerian govs to waiver Right of Way charges

Deepening Broadband: NCC urges Nigerian govs to waiver Right of Way charges     The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has encouraged state governors in the country by consider waivering Right of Way (RoW) charges to accelerate the pace of broadband penetration in their respective states. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Commission had identified, RoW, charges as a major limiting factor to provision of broadband services in Nigeria, as it slows down network deployment with the cost of the limited capacities ultimately passed to the subscribers. Addressing the…

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World Consumer Rights Day: Danbatta to spotlight NCC’s initiatives on e-waste mgt

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 Danbatta to spotlight NCC’s initiatives on e-waste Mgt   The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has concluded plans to organise a special world press conference to mark this year’s edition of the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) in line with its consumer centric regulatory approach. Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the commission, will address the world press conference virtually on March 15, 2021 from the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, the NCC revealed in a press released signed by Ikechukwu Adinde, its director of public affairs. This year’s WCRD global…

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Danbatta to deliver The Bullion Lecture 2021 on March 11

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Danbatta to deliver The Bullion Lecture 2021 on March 11   The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, is the distinguished personality to deliver the 2021 edition of The Bullion Lecture. Danbatta will speak on the theme: ‘Telecoms, Digital Banking and Nigeria’s Economic Development.’ at the annual Lecture scheduled to hold by 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at The Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos. Danbatta, a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Nigerian Academy of Engineering…

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Danbatta, other stakeholders endorse book on Telecoms Law, Regulations

stakeholders endorse book on Telecoms Law, Regulations

Danbatta, other stakeholders endorse book on Telecoms Law, Regulations   Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) was among eminent personalities who have endorsed a new book on Nigeria telecommunications industry’s legal and regulatory ecosystem. The book, “Nigerian Telecommunications Law and Regulation”, which is co-authored by Quasim Odunmbaku, a telecoms regulatory professional at the NCC and Rotimi Akapo, a lawyer, who specialises in Telecommunications, Media and Technology (TMT) practice, is written in 18 chapters and over 600 pages. Speaking at the virtual public presentation of…

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Feats in telecoms sector earn Danbatta Man of the Year Award

Feats in telecoms sector earn Danbatta Man of the Year Award   Achievements in the Nigerian telecoms sectors have yet brought home another recognition to Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman and chief executive (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The EVC has just received the prestigious “Man of the Year 2020” award from the Publishers of MoneyReport Magazine. The award was presented to the EVC at the Commission’s Headquarters in Abuja, on Tuesday by the Board Chairman, MoneyReport and former Director-General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke.…

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NCC remits N362.34bn to government coffers in 5 years

NCC remits N362.34bn, economic economic diversification

NCC remits N362.34bn to government coffers in 5 years As Danbatta reiterates telcoms’ criticality to economic diversification   Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said the commission remitted N362.34 billion to the government’s consolidated account in the last five years. The EVC has also explained that telecommunications sector has a key role to play in the economic diversification agenda of Nigeria. Danbatta made this assertion in his presentation to Course 29 Participants at the National Defence College, Nigeria, recently. Speaking on a theme, “The…

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Zik Prize: Danbatta dedicates award to NCC Board, management, staff

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Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), at the weekend, dedicated his Zik Prize to the board, management and staff of the Commission for their “collective and untiring commitment and efforts” in advancing the course of effective telecoms regulation in the country. While receiving the award in the professional leadership category at the annual Zik Prize 2020 organised by Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC) in Lagos on Sunday, Danbatta thanked the organizers for the honour, stating that the award was “a recognition for…

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