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Nigeria needs at least seventy thousand to eighty thousand telecommunication base stations to actualize her dream of joining the club of countries working toward making Internet of Things (IoT) a reality by leveraging 4G and 5g networks.

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, who made this known at a sitting of the House Representatives’ Ad Hoc Committee investigating the health implications of mounting telecommunications masts close to building, yesterday in Abuja, said the country currently has less than 50,000 base stations.

The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta said ICT holds great potential for the nations transformation. “Although Nigeria has already plugged into the ICT ecosystem, it is yet to harvest fully the dividends of the ICT revolution sweeping across the world”. Danbatta said so passionately on Saturday in Lagos at the ICT industry most prestigious annual event - THE BEACON OF ICT DISTINGUISHED LECTURE/AWARDS – which took place at Eko Hotel and Suites, on Victoria Island.

Danbatta stated this in remarks presented on his behalf by Sunday Dare, NCC’s Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management who represented him at the event where NCC also carted away three prestigious awards - THE REGULATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD; THE ORGANISATION WITH THE BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD; and THE ICT SPOKESPERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD received by Tony Ojobo, NCC’s Director Public Affairs.

The Management of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, yesterday reiterated its determination to ensure smooth running of the telecommunications industry.

The Commission’s Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management, Mr. Sunday Dare who represented the Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta stated this at a meeting held at the NCC Headquarters with the stakeholders in the international data access and interconnect exchange services.

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, is leading the Nigerian delegation currently in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to explore further investment opportunities to improve both the quantity and quality of connectivity to telecommunications and ICTs.

This is taking place under the auspices of the Commonwealth Investment Forum 2017.

The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Senator Otunba Olabiyi Durojaiye paid a visit to the Kano Zonal Office of the Commission to familiarize himself with the operations of the Kano Zonal Office on 11-12 April, 2017.

The Chairman, Board of NCC, listened to a presentation made by the Zonal Controller A. D Amshi and interacted with staff on all aspects of the responsibilities and activities of the Zonal Office

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