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A Delegation of Board members from the Postal and Electronic Communication Regulatory Authority of Burkina Faso, led by Sie Oumarou, paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta at the Commission’s Head Office, Abuja.

 

The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta received a delegation from Nigerian Society of Engineers on August 29, 2018.

The President of Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engineer Adekunle Mokuolu who led the delegation stated in his opening remarks that their visit today “underscores the significant value that the leadership of our Society places on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), not only as a regulator of an important sector in Nigeria, but also a major corporate stakeholder in the scheme of governance in the communications sector of our dear nation”.

How to strengthen human capacity profile in the African region was the fulcrum of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) yearly regional workshop which opened in Abuja today.

Organized by the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), the training arm of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta who declared the workshop open, said that results the NCC expects at the workshop will include recommendations that will target elements of the digital ecosystem, namely, enabling policies and institutions for ICT growth, institutional change for more impact in the ICT Industry, and recommendations for the right communications and broadband infrastructure to improve internet access, speed and volume.

Efforts toward free, fair and credible elections next year have received another major boost yesterday, as the leadership of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) met to review the outcome of the report of the joint committee they set up early this year on electronic transmission and collation of results.


The Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC who spoke after the meeting, which had in attendance the INEC boss, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the Executive Commissioner Technical Services (EC-TS) of the NCC, Engr Ubale Maska, national commissioners of the electoral body and top echelon staff of both the two agencies, described it as a huge step toward entrenching free, fair and credible elections in the country.  

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, said that Nigeria’s broadband penetration, according to the ITU/UNESCO policy forum, is currently at 22%, indicating that the minimum target to reach 20% by 2017 was met.

The EVC, at a session with journalists recently, explained that the minimum and maximum targets set were 20% and 30% respectively. Professor Danbatta further stated that the International Telecommunications Union/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization policy forum would release the latest broadband penetration figures by September 2018.