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NCC participated in the Ministry of Communications 2018 Ministerial Retreat, held at the Dr. Olusegun Aganga Hall, International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan Oyo State from May 25 - 26, 2018.

At the event, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, represented by Mr. Sunday Dare, Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders’ Management (ECSM) delivered a presentation on the Implementation of Telecoms Related Goals in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

 

The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, represented by Abigail Sholanke, Director Research and Development at NCC, at the celebration of the International Girls in ICT Day 2018, started her opening remarks on an inspirational tone: “gender should never be seen as a limitation but as a strength and asset.”

The Director described women as endowed natural leaders, planners, administrators and, strategic thinkers mentioning names of great women who helped shaped the course of history. In Nigeria, she noted late Dora Akunyili and, Omobola Johnson as women who attended great heights in the telecoms sector, both were ministers overseeing the Communications industry at different times.

A delegation comprising six top Management of the University of Jos pays a courtesy call to the Executive Vice-Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission on May 23, 2018.
The delegation led by Professor Theresa Mmadu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration of the University of Jos, stated that this visit is premised on establishing a relationship with the Commission and aimed at identifying areas of collaboration with the Commission particularly in the area of Big Data Analytics, ICT, IoT, and Cyber Security and expressed readiness to partner with the Research and Development Department of the Commission to come up with innovative technologies that will help the advancement of humanity and help curb cybercrimes and, train youths in ICT so that they could be self- dependent.

A team of representatives from the Federal University of Technology Minna led by Engr. Abiodun Musa Aibinu visited the Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) Head Office in Abuja to showcase their cost-effective Telecom project proposals to Management of the Commission. The delegation was received by the Executive Commissioner Technical Services, Engr. Ubale Maska, on behalf of the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta.

The International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on 17 May, 2018 annually around the world with the purpose to raise awareness on the growing importance of digital skills to pursue successful professional careers across sectors.

The initiative aims to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs), enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector.