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Honours: NCC’s Danbatta bags MINILS Fellowship for empowering national workforce

L-R: Usman Malah, Director, Human Capital and Administration at NCC; Issa Aremu, Director-General, Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MINILS); Dr. Muheeba Dankaka, Executive Chairman, Federal Character Commission; and Ahmed Amshi, Chairman, National Assembly Commission,  at the Ceremony, in Abuja, FCT     Photo: NCC

*The Nigeria Institute of Labour confers Fellowship of the Michael Imoudu National Institute of Labour Studies on Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for his and team’s exemplary contributions to the betterment of the telecoms sector regulatory Commission, as well as digitally skilled and informed national workforce

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Michael Imoudu National Institute of Labour Studies (MINILS) has decorated Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta,  Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive  Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), with the award of Fellowship of the Nigeria Institute of Labour (NIL) under the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.

The telecoms sector regulatory Commission disclosed the recent conferment ceremony in Abuja, FCT, was part of the series of events marking the 40 Anniversary/Founders’ Day of the Institute.

Mr. Reuben Muoka, Director of Public Affairs at NCC, stated Issa Aremu, Director-General of MINILS, said Prof. Danbatta was being recognised for his and his team’s exemplary contributions to the betterment of the Commission and national workforce.

Alongside Danbatta, Usman Malah, Director of Human Capital and Administration of the Commission, who drives effectiveness of the workforce at NCC, was also honoured with a Fellowship.

On NCC’s initiatives to enhance welfare of Nigerian workers

Speaking at the event, Danbatta, represented by Malah at the event, underscored the significance of collectively supporting initiatives that enhance the well-being of Nigerian workers through increased access to affordable telecoms services.

The NCC Chief stated that only through a digitally skilled and informed workforce can Nigeria fast-track national productivity and development, alongside other initiatives being put in place by the Federal Government.

Danbatta also assured that the Commission would ensure affordable and ubiquitous telecoms services to improve the Nigerian workers’ daily activities.

Expressing gratitude for the recognition to him and Malah, Danbatta pledged his continued support to empowering the NCC staff in improving skills, education and sundry capacity-building activities, as well as stimulating the deployment of robust broadband infrastructure for facilitating job creation for Nigerians and improving national productivity.

MINILS applauds Commission for deploying telecoms to enhance productivity, efficiency

In his address on the occasion, Aremu, Director-General of the Institute, commended the Commission for promoting the deployment of telecommunications services to improve productivity and efficiency across different sectors of the economy.

Aremu stated: “We have witnessed the amazing transformation in terms of Broadband penetration, Internet subscribers, and many other achievements recorded under the leadership of Prof. Danbatta as the Executive Vice-Chairman of NCC and how the telecoms sector, regulated by the Commission he leads, have improved national productivity.”

The Director-General stated the EVC/CEO of NCC had played a pivotal role in transforming and advancing Nigeria’s digital space.

He equally acknowledged that Danbatta’s commitment to bridging the digital divide and creating employment opportunities in the telecommunications sector had earned him accolades nationwide.

The anniversary, which featured conferment of Fellowship of the NIL on other Chief Executives and Heads of Human Resources divisions of some government agencies alongside the NCC Management executives, not only celebrated the events of the past but also set the stage for a brighter future, said the Commission.

According to NCC, the event further showcased the importance of fair labour practices, knowledge and continued collaboration among various government agencies.

ConsumerConnect reports  Prof. Danbatta, aside from the new Fellowship of NIL, is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Renewable and Alternative Energy Society, Nigerian Academy of Engineering, and Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

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