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The Nigerian Communications Commission organized a North Central Nigeria Stakeholders Parliament with relevant agencies in charge of telecommunications on 6th December 2018 at Lokoja, Kogi State.
The theme of the event was “Optimizing the Benefits of Telecoms Infrastructure in Nigeria” and present at the event were representatives of telecoms-interfacing MDAs of federal and state governments in the region.

The Federal Ministry of Communications held a National Social Media Retreat from 4th to 5th December 2018 at the NAF Conference Centre, Abuja, with the theme “ Social Media for Good Governance”.
The retreat was to sensitize stakeholders on the importance of social media in government activities, to provide opportunity to get fresh inputs & feedback from the sector’s stakeholders with a view to incorporating their inputs into a National Social Media guide as well as reviewing best practices on policies & programmes which promote social media for good governance.

Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC was represented at the event by Director New Media and Information Security, Engineer Haru Al-Hassan.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), organized a Stakeholders Consultative Forum on Emerging Technology to discuss 5g Readiness and High Altitude Platforms Stations (HAPS) Development at the Barcelona Hotel, in Abuja on December, 2018.

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, who was represented by Engr. Austin Nwaulune, Director Spectrum Administration, noted that the NCC in its preparation to welcome the 5g Network Technology and its accompanying technologies has began putting in place the necessary infrastructure and interacting with relevant stakeholders and, had identified some of the potential frequency bands that may be harmonised for 5G deployment in region 1.

Maryam Bayi, Director Human Capital and Administration, Nigerian Communications Commission, was honoured with the Africa's Patriotic Personality of the Year Award by the Intercommunity Awareness for Change and Development Initiative at the NCC Head Office on November 29, 2018.

In Consonance with the Commission’s 3rd and 5th item of the 8-point which focuses on Optimizing Usage and benefits of Spectrum and Facilitating Strategic Collaboration and partnership, the Nigerian Communications Communication on November 29, 2018 held a workshop in the Commission’s headquarters to discuss how to foster innovation and growth in the Telecommunications Industry in the face of emerging and disruptive technologies.

The Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta while delivering the keynote address noted that the objective of the workshop is to provide an avenue for Regulators, Operators, Investors as well as other stakeholders to examine and constructively exchange ideas on the main demand areas for next generation of services, Spectrum licensing reforms and to discuss the requirements for 5G and other emerging technologies that are to revolutionize the Telecom system and users.

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