Broadband Penetration hits 44.5% ,as NCC reviews Short Code services

Nigeria’s broadband usage has continued on the rise, moving up from 40.9% in February 2022 to 44.5% in July 2022, a figure considered hopeful for achieving the national broadband target of 70% in 2025. Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, who disclosed this yesterday at the beginning of a three-day public inquiry on five telecom regulations and guidelines which began in Abuja, said emerging technologies and advancements in the sector, demand that the Commission is prepared to match these developments with appropriate regulations and guidelines. “With the…

NCC holds 2021 Board, Management Retreat … Brainstorms on emerging challenges, opportunities

As telecoms sector emerged as a leading contributor to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and as the nation prepare to launch the Fifth Generation (5G) network in 2022, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has convened the 2021 Board and Management retreat. The Retreat, took place at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, with the theme, “Expect More, Deliver Result”, is organized as part of NCC’s strategic initiative for strengthening regulatory excellence and operational efficiency to sustain the growth of the sector and its contribution to the nation’s economy.   The Retreat is…

NCC Board pays condolence visit to Late Board Chairman’s family in Yola

The Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has paid an official condolence visit to the family of Ahmed Joda, former Board Chairman of the Commission,  in his country home in Yola, Adamawa State. Alh. Ahmed Joda passed on Friday, August 13, 2021, at the age of 91. . The delegation, which was led by the Chairman of NCC Board, Prof. Adeolu Akande included the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, Engr. Ubale Maska, and Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, Barrister…

Danbatta wins 2019 Zik Prize in Professional Leadership  ….  dedicates Award to NCC Board, Management, Staff

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof.Umar Garba Danbatta,was on Sunday night awarded the 2019 Zik Prize in Professional Leadership. While receiving the award in the professional leadership category at an elaborate and well-attended annual Zik Prize 2020 organised by Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre (PPRAC) in Lagos on Sunday, December 6, 2020, Danbatta thanked the organizers for the honour, stated that the award was “a recognition for the entire Commission.” The NCC Boss also dedicated his Zik Prize to the board, management and staff…