Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, NCC

Why Buhari reappoints Umar Danbatta as NCC Chief Executive

* Minister urges Danbatta to protect interests of telecom consumers, investors

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Towards consolidating the agency’s achievements in the nation’s critical communications sector and telecom ecosystem in consonance with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Professor Umar Garba Danbatta as the Executive Vice-Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

It was learnt that Prof. Danbatta’s reappointment was based on the recommendation of Dr Isa Ali Pantami, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, in line with the Nigerian Communications Act 2003.

The Honourable Minister, while congratulating and wishing the NCC EVC/CEO the best on his renewed appointment, directed him to significantly improve the overall performance of the Commission.

Dr. Pantami also urged Danbatta to ensure that adequate mechanisms are put in place to facilitate the implementation of all policies of the Federal Government through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

The Honourable Minister enjoined him to ensure that the interest of telecom consumers, Nigerians, and investors are adequately protected.

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