Monday October 18, 2021

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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 Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reminded and urged telecoms consumers to link their National Identity Numbers (NINs) with their Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) before the expiration of the deadline of October 31, 2021 set by the Federal Government.

The Commission gave the admonition during the NCC Digital Signature (NDS) radio programme, which hosted the 2nd episode of Telecoms Consumer Town Hall on Radio (TCTHR) live on a radio station in Lagos at the weekend to discuss benefits of NIN-SIM integration.

...“A mark of cohesion” - Danbatta.
...“We thank the Nigerian Government for hosting WATRA Secretariat” – Ndiaye.


An event of historical significance took place in Maitama, Abuja on 16th September 2021, as the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, joined His Excellency, Babacar Matar Ndiaye, the Ambassador of the Republic of Senegal to Nigeria, to hoist the flag of Senegal at the Secretariat of West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA).


...As Danbatta leads delegation on courtesy visit.

Following approval of the National Policy on Fifth Generation (5G) technology deployment in Nigeria by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, the Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has urged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to prepare for immediate and effective implementation of the policy.

The Minister gave the tall order when the Management of the Commission, led by its Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the Communications and Digital Economy Complex, Mbora, Abuja on Thursday, September 9, 2021.

VIDEO: Minister Tasks NCC to Begin 5G Deployment in Nigeria.

The Federal Government has approved the deployment of the Fifth Generation Network, otherwise called 5G in Nigeria.

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) announced the approval after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

Pictures: The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the EVC/CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Board Chairman and Commissioners and other dignitaries at the Joint Launch of NCC’s new Strategic Vision (Implementation) Plan (SVP), The EVC’s Compendium and NCC Global Connect Podcast at the Communications and Digital Economy Complex, Mbora, Abuja today the 7th September, 2021.