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The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta has affirmed that the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) Short Codes are issued only to those licensed to provide the Value Added Services.

Danbatta stated this today through Bako Wakil, NCC Director of Technical Standards and Network Integrity (TSNI) who spoke in his stead while receiving a delegation from Radio Television Prestigious Awards (RTPWN) that paid a courtesy visit to NCC.

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Members of the SERVICOM Nodal Committee at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) are presently developing a performance measurement framework for improved performance and efficiency of service delivery at a workshop designed for that purpose at Mararaba in Nasarawa State.

At the five-day workshop which started on July 1, 2019, the Commission is re-dedicating and renewing its commitment to improved and effective service delivery in the regulation of the telecommunications sector Nigeria.

In his book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari pertinently and repeatedly gives us a wakeup call on the daunting challenges posed by the fourth industrial revolution.
“It is undoubtedly, however, that the technological revolutions will gather momentum in the next few decades, and will confront humankind with the hardest trials we have ever encountered. Any story that seeks to gain humanity’s allegiance will be tested above all in its ability to deal with the twin revolutions in infotech and biotech,” he brilliantly observed.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has a new Director, Public Affairs (DPA). He is Dr. Henry Chukwudumeme Nkemadu.

His appointment, according to the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, is in line with the Commission’s policy of putting round pegs in round holes for optimum delivery of responsibilities especially now that the stakes are getting higher for the Commission’s regulatory oversight.

The NCC has said the ICT is central to advanced virtual learning in medical care and learning and that is the reason NCC has been in the vanguard of propagating ICT education through deployment of equipment to School Knowledge Centres, Libraries, Community Resource Centres and other initiatives.

Shuaibu Swade, Controller NCC Kano Zonal Office stated this recently during an interactive session with the students and management of the School of Midwifery in Gworzo Local Government Area of Kano State.

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