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Commissioners

The Governing body of the Nigerian Communications Commission consists of a board of nine Commissioners; made up of six Non-executive members, including the Chairman - representing each of the six Geopolitical Zones of Nigeria - and three Executive members, including the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive and two Executive Commissioners.

Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye mni, JP is the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Nigerian Communications Commission. The Otunba Kolawolu of Ijebu-Igbo in Ogun State, Senator Durojaiye capped a twenty eight year career in the Central Bank of Nigeria, including a five year stint as an Executive Director in the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company. He contested and won the election to represent the Ogun East Constituency in the Senate from 1999 to 2003, where he served as Chairman of the Establishment and Public Service Committee. He was nominated Chairman of the NCC by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR on August 2, 2016. Otunba Durojaiye is a legal practitioner and head of the Law Chambers of Durojaiye & Co. Legal Practitioners and Notary Public in Ikeja, Lagos.

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta is the Executive Vice Chairman (Chief Executive Officer) of the Nigerian Communications Commission. Prior to his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, Professor Danbatta, a veteran lecturer of Telecommunications & Electronics Engineering at Bayero University Kano (BUK), was the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil. A COREN registered engineer and member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), he has served as Vice  President  of  the  Digital  Bridge  Institute  (DBI) - International Centre for Advanced Communications Studies, and Director of the Centre for Information Technology at BUK, among others.

Engr. Ubale Ahmed Maska is the Executive Commissioner (Technical Services) of the Nigerian Communications Commission. He was confirmed to his post by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 28th of November 2013. Immediately prior to his nomination by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Engr. Maska served as the Director - Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Director of the Engineering, and Technical Research & Standards Directorates, and as Head of Cyber Security in the New Media & Information Security Department.

Mr. Sunday Akin Dare is the Executive Commissioner (Stakeholder Management) of the Nigerian Communications Commission. Prior to his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), Mr. Dare had amassed over twenty five years experience as an internationally recognized author, and multimedia journalist. His experience includes heading the production of news and programs for the Hausa Service of Voice of America (VOA) in Washington DC, and subsequently serving as Chief of Staff and Media Adviser to both the Governor of Lagos and the Minister of Information & Communications.

Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Araraume is a Commissioner / Member of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission. An accomplished businessman with interests in Real Estate, Insurance, Retail, Trade and Construction. He is the Chairman of Exclusive Stores Limited, Climax Insurance Brokers Ltd, Harmony Properties Limited and a one-time Director, defunct Inland Bank Plc (now part of FCMB). He was elected to the Senate to represent the Imo North Constituency in 1999 and 2003, in which he served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of numerous Committees including Power & Steel, Niger Delta Development Commission and the Committee on Local and Foreign Debts.

Mr. Clement Omeiza Baiye is a Commissioner / Member of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission. With a career spanning multiple disciplines and industries, including journalism, banking, insurance, human resource management and real estate, Mr. Clement Baiye brings a wealth of experience in corporate board matters and public affairs to the NCC. He is an alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria (BSc.) and the University of Warwick (MA), UK, as well as management courses taken at prestigious institutions including Templeton College, Oxford and Harvard University. He serves on the boards of numerous companies and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Societal Positive Impact Initiative [SPIN] a nongovernmental organization involved in mentoring the youth.

Sunday April 23, 2017

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