President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for a second term of five years as the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
This was disclosed by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan at plenary when he read Buhari’s letter of request for Danbatta’s screening and confirmation as EVC/CEO of NCC for a second term.
Mr Danbatta, a professor of telecommunications technology, was appointed to the position four years ago by Mr Buhari.
Also, Uwa Sulaiman, the spokesperson for the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ibrahim-Pantami, announced the reappointment in a statement on Friday.
Read her full statement below:
PRESIDENT BUHARI APPROVES DR PANTAMI’S RECOMMENDATION FOR THE REAPPOINTMENT OF PROFESSOR DANBATTA AS NCC’S BOSS
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 approved the reappointment of Professor Umar Garba Danbatta as the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission.
Professor Danbatta’s reappointment was based on the recommendation of the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, in line with the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003.
While wishing Professor Danbatta the best, the Honourable Minister directs 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.