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Communications Minister, Honourable Adebayo Shittu, yesterday played host to his colleagues - Lai Mohammed, Information; Chris Ngige, Labour and Employment ; Muhammad Bello, Federal Capital Territory, and many other heads of MDAs, including the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, as well as government officials, businessmen, and array of stakeholders who thronged the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja for the opening session of the Nigerian Smart City Summit.

The Summit, a programme of the Nigeria Smart City Initiative (NSCI) organised by the Federal Ministry of Communications in collaboration with AFRITEX Initiative, is a rare but quite exciting assemblage of government officials, urban planners and developers, policy makers, city administrators and other related stakeholders who saw the need to converge and reflect on how to develop effective strategies for emergence of the Smart City phenomenon in Nigeria.

The Third African Engineering Deans Council (AEDC) Summit took place on July 25, 2017 at the Covenant University Otta, Ogun State, where the EVC was honoured with the ACHIEVER IN COMMUNICATION Award 2017.

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, hosted a 3-Day summit of Strategy Focal Persons, otherwise called CHANGE CHAMPIONS at Keffi, Nasarawa State.

Convened annually by the Corporate Planning and Strategy Department of the Commission, the Summit is an assemblage of representatives of all departments in the Commission, who in addition to their core responsibilities work with their colleagues under the superintendency of Directors/Heads of Departments to oversee the implementation of Corporate Strategy to ensure adherence to policy and processes, as well as the success of the Strategic Management Plan 2014-2018 and other extant policies of the Commission.

Mr. Sunday Dare, the Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management, who represented the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, recalled the accomplishments of the Commission especially in sustaining growth of the economy despite the attendant challenges of telecommunication service provision. He enjoined staff not to be complacent on their oars because of centrality of telecommunication to the growth of all sectors of the economy.

ITU Telecom World event is the global platform to accelerate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovations for social and economic development where policy makers and regulators meet industry experts, investors, SMEs, entrepreneurs and innovators. The Nigerian Communications Commission is seeking to select some of the most outstanding SMEs and Innovators in the ICT Sector to showcase their services and products to a global audience at the ITU Telecom World 2017 in Busan, South Korea.

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta, says "government should introduce Public Service Excellence Award for MDAs that excel in all spheres of their operations in order to increase productivity and efficiency". Such initiative, will be good incentives for the Public Sector which is under increasing pressure to demonstrate that its operations are consumer-centric and there is continuous improvement in performance.

Danbatta made this advocacy at Arewa House this morning in a paper titled EVALUATING THE FRAMEWORK FOR MEASURING THE QUALITY OF SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR, which was presented on his behalf by Ubale Maska, NCC's Executive Commissioner Technical Services, at the National Stakeholders' Conference on Public Service Delivery in Nigeria.

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