Mr. Jerry Ugwu, a Deputy Director at NCC, Retires Photo: NCC

Danbatta, others commend Jerry Ugwu, Deputy Director of NCC, on retirement

*Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission at the recent valedictory session in honour of Mr. Jerry Ugwu, in Abuja, described him as a role model, dedicated and exemplary staff with excellent work ethics

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Describing him as a role model to several personnel of the country’s telecoms regulator, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and other staff of the Commission have extolled Jerry Ugwu, a Deputy Director, who recently retired for his dedication, hard work and outstanding work ethics demonstrated while in the service of the Commission.

The NCC stated that Ugwu as a seasoned lawyer, who has been described by all as a role model to numerous staff members of the Commission, exited the agency at the mandatory retirement age of 60 years.

Mr. Adeleke Adewolu, Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management (far left), makes remarks on behalf of Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman of NCC in Abuja, FCT

Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director of Public Affairs at NCC, in a statement said the former Deputy Director joined the telecoms regulatory agency in 2010 as Chief of Staff in the office of the Executive Vice-Chairman.

The statement noted Ugwu rose from the ranks to hold his last position as the Head, Legal Registry Unit, in the Legal and Regulatory Services (LRS) Department of the Commission.

The NCC EVC, while speaking at the recent valedictory session organised by the Commission in Ugwu’s honour, in Abuja, FCT, described the celebrant as a dedicated and exemplary staff with excellent work ethics.

Represented on the occasion by Mr. Adeleke Adewolu, Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management of the Commission, Danbatta related that Ugwu made significant impact in various capacities where he served in the NCC.

His dedication to work and gentleman posture are well-acknowledged by Management, said the EVC.

Danbatta stated: “Jerry Ugwu is a pleasant personality, reserved but resourceful.

“He is a gentleman, who is contented and has served the Commission creditably in the past one decade. We, therefore, wish you happy retirement.”

Mr. Jerry Ugwu (6th from left) and staff of the NCC at the valedictory session

The statement said earlier in her opening address, Josephine Amuwa, Director of LRS at NCC, also said Ugwu had “served meritoriously in various capacities over the years and contributed his quota to the growth of the telecoms sector” in the country.

Amuwa recalled Jerry’s great personal attributes, such as his analytical skills, deep understanding of the Law, devotion and dedication to work will stand him in good stead in his future endeavours.

According to her, all the staff of Legal and Regulatory Services Department of the NCC will surely miss him, particularly his calm disposition to work.

She said: “This is a day of celebration not only for all you have accomplished but also for all the possibilities that will be unfolding before you. Congratulations!

“We pray that the Almighty God give you the wisdom and strength needed to fulfill all your personal aspirations, post-retirement.

“Enjoy the new chapter of your life and enjoy being your own boss; say ‘Goodbye!’ to tension and ‘Hello!’ to your pension.”

In his remarks, Ugwu thanked the Commission for the opportunity given to him to serve Nigeria, and also appreciated his colleagues for orgainsing a befitting retirement.

The former Deputy Director of the Commission said: “I am humbled to hear all these good comments that have been said about me; and I am grateful to all of you for organising this valedictory party in my honour.”

The valediction was attended both physically and virtually by Senior Management Staff, including Ubale Maska, NCC’s Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, and other members of staff of the Commission, as well as family members.

The statement added that they took turns to shower encomiums on Ugwu, the celebrant, and wished him well in retirement.

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