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The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has called on all stakeholders in the telecom and tangential sectors, including operatives of agencies in the security governance sector to collaborate and rid Nigeria of electronic waste (e-Waste) which includes irreparable and obsolete devices.
Citing a recent report by the World Economic Forum, Danbatta affirms that electronic waste is now the fastest-growing waste stream in the world - and because that genre of waste is non-biodegradable (like polythene of packaged water, popular called pure water) - it is time stakeholders took concrete implementable actions to arrest the proliferation of electronic wastes.

A fortnight after it organised a very successful stakeholders forum on electronic financial fraud, the Management of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, 21st February, 2019, inaugurated an interdepartmental working group to produce the Commission's position to address the telecom aspects of the national response to electronic financial frauds in Nigeria.

Worried by the recurrent cycle of fraudsters deploying their trade via fake and substandard mobile devices, the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and other government agencies, yesterday set up committees to combat the situation.

The two joint committees set up are the Project Steering Committee (PSC), comprising the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), the Federal Ministry of Communications and the NCC; and the Project Delivery Team (PDT) which draws representation from the Federal Ministry of Communications, the ICRC, the Federal Ministry of Finance and the NCC.

 The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Coordinator of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Ndi Awan, paid a familiazation visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), today to explore ways of deepening the existing collaboration between NIMC and NCC in the area of identity management in Nigeria.

Ndi Awan, who represented the Director General of NIMC, Engr. Aliyu Aziz, was received at the NCC Head Office in Abuja on behalf of the EVC/CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta by Mrs. Iyabode Sholanke, NCC’s Director of Projects.

The New Board and Management of Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Nigeria Ltd (EMTS), that’s 9Mobile paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission.

The visit was led by Prince Nasir Bayero, Chairman EMTS on February 7th, 2019 at the Commissions Head Office, Abuja.