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The Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) held its maiden edition of the Consumer- Conversation Forum at the Hall of Celebration Asaba, Delta State on Thursday, April 27, 2017 drawing a mix of stakeholders: market groups, students, representatives of telecoms operators, community leaders, government and non-governmental organisations.

The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta was represented by the Zonal Controller, Port Harcourt Zonal Office Engr. Chidi Diugwu. The Commission’s recognition of telecoms consumers and the commitment to protect their rights were central to the EVC’s welcoming address.

In keeping with the spirit and programmatic map of the Declaration of 2017 as Year of the Nigerian Telecom Consumer by the Management of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the Ibadan Zonal Office (IBZO) of the Commission recently held the maiden edition of the Consumer Conversation series at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.

The Conversation, instituted by NCC to inform and educate telecom consumers about their rights and privileges as subscribers to telecom services, also featured lively discussions about the programmes initiated by NCC to protect telecom consumers from unfair practices.

The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, says Management of NCC is committed to staff health and welfare through the creation of platforms for staff to bond; to  engage in healthy lifestyles; and to interact with each other outside the social geography and routine process of work.

Danbatta stated this earlier today in a message delivered on his behalf by Tony Ojobo, NCC's Director Public Affairs, at the maiden edition of NCC's Wellness Programme - KEEP FIT, DON'T QUIT.

The President of TELL Communications Limited - publishers of Tell newsmagazine and Broad Street Journal – Mr. Nosa Igiebor, yesterday led a team of top management staff of the organization on a visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to convey the nomination of the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta as the CEO OF THE YEAR 2016.

Mr. Igiebor, MD/CEO OF Tell Communications told Professor Danbatta, that he was greatly pleased to be at the NCC “a public sector organization with an uncommon excellent culture of public service”. “There was a massive response when we called for nominations, the choice narrowed down to the CEOs of NCC, BOI and NNPC but ultimately NCC emerged topmost, though the votes were quite close” Mr. Igiebor narrated as his revelation was greeted with a loud applause.

Business Education Examinations Council (BEEC) has congratulated the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on the recent platinum rating the regulatory body received from the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPRS).

In a letter signed by its president, Mike Okereke, the council, however, attributed the success to the leadership style of the commission’s Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta.

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