NCC to Balance competition with Disruptive Technologies for Sustainable Telecoms Growth

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has emphasised that in light of disruption in the technology world, it is keen on balancing healthy competition with entry of disruptive technologies to ensure sustainable telecoms industry growth and development in Nigeria. The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, stated this during a presentation to the Commission by a delegation from SpaceX, an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportations services company, in Abuja on Thursday, May 6, 2021.   SpaceX is in the process of launching a low-earth orbiting (LOE)…

FG announces new date for NIN-SIM Verification deadline ,as Enrolment reaches 54 Million 

 The Federal Government has approved the extension of the deadline for National Identity Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to the 30th of June, 2021.   The extension was as a result of the virtual meeting chaired by the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami and attended by following officials- Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Adeolu Akande, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Dambatta and the Director-General/CEO of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Engr. Aliyu Azeez.…

Danbatta assures Nigeria’s readiness for 4th Industrial Revolution

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has assured that Nigeria is ready and equipped with required policy regulatory frameworks and instruments that will power the 4th Industrial Revolution. Danbatta gave the assurance on Thursday in a keynote address he delivered at the Virtual 3rd Discourse Series of the Advocate law practice with the theme: “Powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Nigeria”. NCC Boss was represented at the event by the Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, NCC, Barr. Adeleke Adewolu.   Read his address in…

NCC nabs five suspects over fraudulently-registered SIM Cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) As part of its routine enforcement activities to sanitise the industry of criminal elements has arrested no fewer than five suspected individuals for allegedly engaging in fraudulently registering and selling Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards.   The hitch-free operation was carried out by a joint team from the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Department of the Commission, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in the Wuse area of Abuja.  …

FG lifts Ban on Registration Of New SIMs

The Federal Government has lifted the ban on new Subscribers Identification Module (SIMs) card registration, and fixed Monday, April 19, 2021 as the effective date for implementation. It however placed NIN registration as mandatory for registering new SIM cards. The development was contained in revised National Digital Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement by Technical Assistant (Information Technology) to Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Femi Adeluyi, reads in part: “The implementation of the Policy will commence on Monday, 19th of April…

NCC Sensitises Telecom Consumers at 2021 Enugu International Trade Fair  

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in line with its tradition of exploring avenues to engage with telecom consumers, has taken advantage of the opportunity of this year’s edition of the Enugu International Trade Fair to enlighten telecom consumers on their rights and privileges within the telecommunications sector. Addressing a large audience of telecom consumers during the NCC Special Day held at recently-concluded 32nd Enugu International Trade Fair organised by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said events…

Gov Sule meets investors for proposed joint ventures in housing, biodiesel production

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has met private investors for the proposed additional joint venture partnerships in the area of housing and biodiesel production. Engineer Sule met with representatives of Halimat Alameen Nigeria Limited, an Abuja-based construction company, as well as that of a Malaysian firm, Bionas, at the Government House, on Wednesday. The Governor met with representatives of Halimat Alameen Nigeria Limited, as part of the selection process for bidders that will handle the proposed Race Course Joint Venture that will see the state government construct a housing…

Digital Infrastructure, Literacy Key to Reaping Transformational Benefits of ICT – NCC Boss …  receives AKTH appreciation award

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has said that robust digital infrastructure and literacy are key to reaping the transformational benefits of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across public and private institutions in the country.   Danbatta stated this when he received a delegation of the Top Management Committee (TMC) of the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano (AKTH), who paid him a courtesy visit at the Kano Zonal Office of the Commission at the weekend.   During the visit, the AKTH team…

NCC open to innovations,strategic collaboration for human capital development – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has emphasised that the Commission will always be open to ideas, innovations and meaningful collaboration with strategic institutions for the development of human capacity in Nigeria.   Danbatta stated this while addressing the management of Nile University of Nigeria, when they paid a courtesy visit to the Commission’s Head Office in Abuja recently.   The university delegation had requested for the courtesy visit principally to seek areas of collaboration with the Commission towards enhancing knowledge…

NCC Directors, Wakil, Asaju Bag NIEEE Fellowship

Two directors of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Bako Wakil and Oluwatoyin Asaju have been conferred with the Fellowship of the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (FNIEEE).   Wakil, is the Director, Technical Standards and Network Integrity, while Asaju is the current Director, Spectrum Administration Department at the Commission. Wakil and Asaju both certified engineers, received the Fellowship Award at the 8th Fellowship Conferment and Awards/Dinner of the Institute, held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in Abuja. Wakil holds a Master of Science degree in Information System Engineering,…