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...As NCC kicks off 2-day capacity building.

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has commended its media stakeholders for their role in accurate, timely and effective reportage of the telecommunications sector.

Danbatta gave the commendation while declaring open a two-day media capacity building programme organised under the auspices of the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Abuja.

Sunday, October 25 was another busy day for the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta as he had a dialogue with business communities in Kano State.

In furtherance of his two days working visit to Kano State, the EVC received the leadership of two major business communities in Kano, Kantin Kwari and Abubakar Rimi markets.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval for two mobile network operators (MNOs) to carry out trial on National Roaming Service for a period of three months, commencing from August 1, 2020 and to end by October 31, 2020.

The two telecoms companies are Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) Nigeria and the Emerging Markets Telecommunication Service Limited (EMTS), trading as 9Mobile in Nigeria.

In continuation of his working visit to Kano State, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has visited more traditional and religious leaders in the state with the message of hope.

Following, his courtesy visit to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero earlier on Saturday, October 24, 2020, where Danbatta urged the people of the state to continue to support the Federal Government’s initiatives towards ensuring peace and stability in the country, the telecom chief later proceeded to visit the Emir of Bichi, Alh. Nasir Ado Bayero.

The Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, agencies under the Ministry and industry stakeholders have re-emphasized their unflinching commitment to support the drive by the Federal Government to leverage Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to transform Nigeria into a fully digital economy.

The renewed commitment was made at the maiden edition of Digital Nigeria Day (DND) 2020 hosted by the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy at the NCC’s Communications and Digital Economy Complex, Mbora, Abuja on Saturday, October 24, 2020.