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Buhari approves reappointment of Danbatta as NCC’s Boss

By Oluwaseun Sonde

In an effort to consolidate the gains made in the telecommunications sector in line 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, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

In a statement released by the Spokesperson to the Honourable Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Uwa Suleiman on Friday, Professor Danbatta’s reappointment was based on the recommendation of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), in line with the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003.

While wishing Professor Danbatta the best, the Honourable Minister directed him to significantly improve on the overall performance of the Commission as well as ensure that adequate mechanisms are put in place to facilitate the implementation of all policies of Federal Government through the Ministry.

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

Photo: Professor Umar Garba Danbatta on a handshake with Honourable Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Ibrahim Pantami </div>

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