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NCC will participate in 2022 KADCCIMA Fair to sustain partnership, says Danbatta

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of NCC

*Nigeria’s telecoms sector regulatory Commission says its continued support to the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture is essential as the Chamber’s initiatives, programmes and activities are purposively targeted at enhancing growth and socio-economic development of the West African country

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has pledged its sustained support to the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA) in order to sustain their existing partnership.

ConsumerConnect reports the country’s telecoms sector regulatory Commission has noted that this development is essential as the Chamber’s initiatives, programmes and activities are deliberately targeted at enhancing growth and socio-economic development of Nigeria.

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of NCC, gave the assurance recently while receiving a delegation from KADCCIMA which paid a courtesy visit to the Management of the Commission.

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Barr. Adeleke Adewolu, Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management of NCC, who received KADCCIMA delegation on behalf of the EVC/CEO said Prof. Danbatta also announced that NCC would participate in the 2022 Kaduna International Trade Fair.

The 2022 Kaduna International Trade Fair, with the theme, “Strategising Nigeria Economy for Global Competitiveness”, is the 43rd Edition of the Fair, and the event is scheduled to hold from 25th February to 6th March, 2022, in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria.

Dr. Ikechuwku Adinde, Director of Public Affairs at NCC, Wednesday, February 23 stated that the delegation from KADCCIMA, led by Ishaya Idi, its First Deputy President, disclosed the purpose of the visit to the Management of NCC, in Abuja, FCT.

The Commission noted Idi said the visit was to convey the appreciation of the Chamber to NCC for its consistent and impressive participation in Kaduna International Trade Fair, and importantly, to commend NCC’s superlative performance in facilitating emerging digital culture in the West African country.

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Obviously excited about NCC’s assurance of participation, continuous collaboration and partnership, the KADCCIMA First Deputy President also informed the meeting that the 2022 edition of the Trade Fair is going to be significant because President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed he will be attending.

Adewolu, while recalling the history of NCC relationship with institutional organisers of trade fairs in Nigeria, stated that the Commission has had a long history of strategic partnership and collaboration with KADCCIMA and its counterparts across the country.

The NCC appreciates the relationship exceedingly because trade fairs, particularly the NCC Day segment at trade fairs, have served as good platforms for the Commission to engage, inform and educate telecoms consumers, in keeping with its mandate as stipulated in the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003, said Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management.

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Increasing the intensity of engagement with the delegation from KADCCIMA, Barr. Adewolu observed that the theme of this year’s trade fair, in Kaduna, resonates with one of the underpinnings of the Commission’s Strategic Vision Implementation Plan (SVP) and Strategic Management Plan (SMP) that seek to provide a level-playing field in its regulation to promote competition among operators in the Nigerian telecoms industry.

He further stated: “Therefore, Commission’s participation at the 43rd Kaduna International Trade Fair has become even more auspicious as telecoms is increasingly becoming a critical part of private and business operations, as well as major contributor to national economy.”

Adewolu, therefore, thanked the Chamber for being so mindful of Commission’s strides and for recognising its achievements in the area of transforming Nigeria’s economy through the application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

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He as well congratulated the new leadership of the Chamber, and urged all the members to continue to seek ways to reposition the Chamber for greater accomplishments.

Executive Commissioner Adewolu’s team that received the delegation from KADCCIMA include Efosa Idehen, Director of Consumer Affairs Bureau (CAB); Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Director of Public Affairs; and Afure Iloka, Special Assistant to the NCC’s Executive Vice-Chairman on Legal Matters.

The Commission says the Kaduna International Trade Fair is one of the largest international trade exhibitions in Nigeria that rallies producers and manufacturers of goods and services to exhibit their latest products from different sectors, for the purposes of networking, sales, business promotion and regulation.

It is considered a major annual event.

The Nigerian Communications Commission also participates in the Lagos International Trade Fair, Enugu International Trade Fair, Kano International Trade Fair, Port Harcourt International Trade Fair, and Abuja International Trade Fair, all of which take place annually.

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