Sunday September 25, 2022

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Check here for the latest news and headlines of what's going on in the Nigerian telecommunications industry and the activities of the Nigerian Communications Commission

The advocacy for telecom infrastructure protection across the country by the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) has received royal blessings and support of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, who has urged every citizen in Nigerian to take responsibility for the protection of telecom facilities for mutual benefit of all. 

The monarch, who spoke through the Ayingun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Chief Ademola Odunade, at the Village Square Dialogue (VSD) of NCC at the Mapo Hall, Ibadan recently, advised the Nigerian public  “to support NCC to achieve its objectives of protecting telecoms consumer because this should be seen as a collective responsibility."

Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, has restated the commitment of the Commission to commit more funds to research and prototypes resulting from grants from the Commission to the academia. 

This is coming at the backdrop of the recent revelation that the Commission has committed more than N500 million in funding research across the Nigerian universities.

First Indigenous Telecom Content Expo holds in Lagos

The first expo to showcase indigenous content in the Nigerian telecom industry holds on Monday - Tuesday, August 1-2, 2022 at Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event is being hosted by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), through the Nigeria Office for Development of Indigenous Telecom Sector (NODITS), and is themed, “Stimulating the Development of Indigenous Content through Innovation and Commercialization.”

After a closer analysis of the huge potentials of the Nigerian telecom market, international telecom investor-operator, Orange Group, has vowed to play a big part in Africa’s biggest service space, in diversified areas including mobile, data, fixed and financial technology support services.

Six-member team of Orange Middle East and Africa, led by Mrs. Victoria Adefala, who delivered this message to the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, during a business visit to his office in Abuja at the weekend, said the group is fully determined to do all it takes to get a slice of the Nigerian market.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has extolled the virtues of late Sheikh Abubakar Umar Maigona, an Islamic scholar and member of Gombe State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, who died in Makkah, Saudi Arabia during the 2022 Hajj pilgrimage.
 
Pantami who stated that his late friend, who has turned to become a brother, is a polymath who lived an exemplary life. The Minister who spoke in his office in Abuja during a condolence visit by the Executive Management of the Nigerian Communications Commission, led by its Chief Executive, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, said they grew up together with fond memories about their backgrounds.