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Professor Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Nigerian Communications Commission, yesterday paid a scheduled visit to the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammed Bello to seek strategic collaboration and partnership and to reiterate measures to be taken to bolster quality of telecom service in the FCT.

Danbatta who started his speech by thanking the Honourable Minister for time and reception accorded his team, quickly proceeded to capture the challenges to the provision of robust and qualitative telecom services in the FCT bemoaning the inadequacy of telecom infrastructure in the Territory.

Professor Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Nigerian Communications Commission, yesterday paid a scheduled visit to the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammed Bello to seek strategic collaboration and partnership and to reiterate measures to be taken to bolster quality of telecom service in the FCT.

The Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta, this morning at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Adamasingba, Ibadan said the Nigerian Communications Commission is exceedingly happy with responses from tennis enthusiasts and all Nigerians to the NCC Tennis League.

Speaking through Mrs. Iyabode Solanke, NCC's Director of Research and Development, who led Commission's delegation to Ibadan on his behalf, Danbatta said the objective of the tennis tournament is to capture the beauty in the energy of the Nigerian youth for values more edifying to the nation such as sports.

In keeping with the provisions of the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003 and NCC's distinctive tradition of robust stakeholder engagement on all issues, the Nigerian Communications Commission this morning held a consultative forum on Guidelines for the Use of Short Range Devices (SRDs) in line with international best practices.

At the event which took place in Lagos, Bako Wakil, an engineer and Deputy Director Technical Standards and Network Integrity at NCC, said what was presented to a wide spectrum of stakeholders today had earlier been presented to internal stakeholders at the Commission and their observations have been accommodated in the existing document. He then requested all participants to make input to the draft guidelines in order to enrich the quality of the final document.

The Board and Management of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, this morning gave further concrete expression to the Commission's 8-Point Agenda, particularly the eight point of the agenda related to operational efficiency and regulatory excellence, as it proclaims to the agreement of industry stakeholders, the activation of the enforcement of the telecom industry Code for Corporate Governance.

The Association of Professional Creative Artists and Designers in Nigeria paid a courtesy call to the EVC/ CEO of NCC to discuss ways of collaborating with the Commission to help educate the teeming artists and designers in Nigeria of the role ICT has come to play in Arts, graphic designs and all spheres of our lives. 

The Association was represented by Its Chairman BOT/ National President Mr. Kingsley Okafor and Secretary BOT/National Vice President whom were welcomed by Director Public Affairs, Mr.  Tony Ojobo in his office on behalf of the EVC.