Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman/CEO, NCC

ATCON hails Umar Danbatta’s reappointment as NCC EVC/Chief Executive

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The National President, Members of the National Executive Council (NEC) and the entire members of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) have congratulated Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta on his reappointment as the Executive Vice-Chairman/Chief Executive (CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

Mr. Olusola Teniola, President of ATCON, in a statement, said that the Association regards Prof. Danbatta’s recent reappointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR following the recommendation by Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy as “a reward for his dedication and determination towards changing the narrative of the Nigerian telecom industry landscape.”

Teniola commended the implementation of programmes and projects that the NCC implemented under Dr. Pantami’s supervising Ministry.

According to the ATCON President, such laudable projects have been adjudged to be enhancing and improving the lives of Nigerian consumers.“We are particularly happy that Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy has expressed his confidence in his continuity as a substantial Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC by advising the President for him to continue serving the industry as the chief regulator of the Nigerian telecommunications industry,” stated Teniola.

He further disclosed that ATCON understands that the recommendation of the NCC EVC/CEO is predicated on his being a technocrat, professional and promoter of human relations and human capacity.

Over the years, he has initiated and implemented successful policies that have positive impact on businesses and Nigerians, the statement said.

The ATCON President affirmed that “we are very confident that he is equal to the task ahead.

“We pledge our commitment to working with him and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and by extension, the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy to sustain and accelerate the growth and development of the Nigerian Telecoms and Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry.”

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