Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of NCC (l) with Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano Photo: NCC

Pantami, Danbatta celebrate with Aminu Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano, on coronation

*The Nigerian Communications Commission pledges to continue working with traditional institutions in advancing telecoms infrastructure deployment for socio-economic development of their communities across the country

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Sharing in the pleasure of the historic event in the ancient city, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, and Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), have rejoiced with Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero on his coronation as the 15th Emir of Kano.

Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director of Public Affairs of NCC, in a statement at the weekend said Prof. Danbatta, who hails from Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State, Northern Nigeria, paid homage to the Emir evening Friday, July 2, to congratulate him in his personal capacity.

The NCC EVC during the homage to Alhaji Bayero also delivered a similar congratulatory message on behalf of the Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, Board of Commissioners, and the entire staff of the Commission.

The statement noted Danbatta in a congratulatory message on the occasion, said: “On behalf of the Board, Management and staff of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), I heartily felicitate with Your Highness and the Kano Emirate Council on your coronation and presentation of Staff of Office as the 15th Emir of Kano.”

According to the NCC Chief, the telecoms regulatory Commission, while rejoicing with the monarch, also prays that peace, progress and prosperity continue to be the hallmark of his reign.

He stated: “As we delightfully share in the bliss of this historic event with Your Highness and the good people of Kano Emirate, we also pray for Almighty Allah’s (SWT) health, wisdom and guidance as you receive the staff of office.”

The EVC as well noted that the Commission would continue to work with traditional institutions towards advancing the course of telecommunications infrastructure deployment for the rapid socio-economic development of their communities in the country.

Danbatta added: “In the matrix of our stakeholder engagement, traditional rulers are the closest to people at the grassroots, and therefore, play a very important role.

“The Commission, therefore, believes by working closely with the traditional rulers, we stand a better chance to seek understanding from the locales towards creating the needed conducive environment for telcos to build their telecoms infrastructure in their domains, thereby extending telecoms services that will transform the lives of the people.”

Kindly Share This Story