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Buhari extends NCC boss, Danbatta’s tenure



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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, June 5, 2020, approved the reappointment of the Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta for another five years.

The announcement was contained in a statement by Spokesperson for the Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, Mrs Uwa Suleiman, obtained by NewsWireNGR which said that the reappointment was to enable the country consolidate gains made in the telecommunication sector.

“Professor Danbatta’s reappointment is based on the recommendation of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, in line with the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003” the statement said.

The minister urged Danbatta to “Significantly improve on the overall performance of the Commission as well as ensure that adequate mechanisms are put in place to facilitate the implementation of all policies of Federal Government through the Ministry.

Pantami also enjoined him to “ensure that the interest of telecommunication consumers, Nigerians and investors are adequately protected”.

Upon his appointment in 2015, Danbatta had said he would apply his capabilities towards improving service delivery of the sector to meet the expectations of the public.

“I want to pledge that I will bring to bear, my wealth of experience in tackling the issue of quality of service in order to meet the expectations of the public that we are servicing” he said at the time.

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