The Federal Republic of Nigeria

Commissioners

The Governing body of the Nigerian Communications Commission consists of a board of nine Commissioners; made up of six Non-executive members, including the Chairman - representing each of the six Geopolitical Zones of Nigeria - and three Executive members, including the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive and two Executive Commissioners.

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta is the Executive Vice Chairman (Chief Executive Officer) of the Nigerian Communications Commission. Prior to his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, Professor Danbatta, a veteran lecturer of Telecommunications & Electronics Engineering at Bayero University Kano (BUK), was the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil. A COREN registered engineer and member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), he has served as Vice  President  of  the  Digital  Bridge  Institute  (DBI) - International Centre for Advanced Communications Studies, and Director of the Centre for Information Technology at BUK, among others.

Engr. Ubale Ahmed Maska is the Executive Commissioner (Technical Services) of the Nigerian Communications Commission. He was confirmed by the Senate for a second term as Executive Commissioner following his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari in August 2019. Immediately prior to his first appointment, by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in 2014, Engr. Maska served as the Director - Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Director of the Engineering, and Technical Research & Standards Directorates, and as Head of Cyber Security in the New Media & Information Security Department.

Mr. Adeleke Morounfolu Adewolu is the Executive Commissioner (Stakeholder Management) of the Nigerian Communications Commission. He was confirmed by the Senate as Executive Commissioner following his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari. A legal practitioner with decades of experience in governance, reform and public administration, Adeleke Adewolu has served in numerous public and private institutions of repute in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Clement Omeiza Baiye is a Commissioner / Member of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission. With a career spanning multiple disciplines and industries, including journalism, banking, insurance, human resource management and real estate, Mr. Clement Baiye brings a wealth of experience in corporate board matters and public affairs to the NCC. He is an alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria (BSc.) and the University of Warwick (MA), UK, as well as management courses taken at prestigious institutions including Templeton College, Oxford and Harvard University. He serves on the boards of numerous companies and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Societal Positive Impact Initiative [SPIN] a nongovernmental organization involved in mentoring the youth.

Prof. Millionaire Freeborn Nestor Abowei is a Commissioner / Member of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission. An indigene of Angiamagbene, Bayelsa State, Prof. Abowei is a Chemical and Petrochemical Engineer, a University Lecturer, a consultant, a researcher and an inventor with well over 30 articles published in several professional journals.

Mr. Aliyu Saidu Abubakar is a Commissioner / Member of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission. An indigene of Bauchi, Bauchi State, Mr. Saidu Abubakar is a seasoned technocrat, administrator and mobilization expert.

Mr. Salman Abdulazeez Muhammed is a Commissioner / Member of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission. An indigene of Kwara State, Mr. Muhammed is an ICT expert with many years of experience in coding, analytics, IT security, online collaboration, community service and entrepreneurship.

Chief Uche Onwude is a Commissioner / Member of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission. An indigene of Imo State, Onwude's rich and illustrious professional career spans over 18 years in the downstream Oil and gas sector of the Nigerian economy.