NCC to sustain Drive for Digital Economy Transformation – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has emphasised the commitment of the Commission to continually drive initiatives that accelerate deployment of digital infrastructure, in order to enhance economic transformation of Nigeria.   Danbatta reiterated the commitment of the Commission while speaking at the NCC Day, at the recently-concluded 43rd Kaduna International Trade Fair, organised by the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA).   Speaking on the overarching theme of the event “Strategising Nigerian Economy for…

NCC’s 112 Emergency Number Central to Successful Implementation of NEMSAS –  Danbatta

The Nigerian Communications Commission has stated that the National Emergency Number 112 which it instituted and superintend, is the most critical infrastructure necessary for the successful implementation of the National Emergency Medical Service and Ambulance Systems (NEMSAS) recently launched by the Federal Ministry of Health. The NEMSAS is established as a programme implementation unit in the Office of the Honourable Minister of  Health. The project aims to establish an Information and Communication Technology-enabled emergency medical service that is effective, efficient, timely and in partnership with the private operators in the…

FG hands over 5G Spectrum allocation to NCC …   As Minister, others applaud transparent auction of spectrum

The Federal Government has officially handed over the spectrum allocation for Fifth Generation (5G) deployment in the country to the Nigerian Communications Commission. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, who is  also the Chairman, National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), presented the official document on the 3.5GHz spectrum allocation to the Commission at a public event which took place at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja on Thursday, February 17, 2022. The 5G spectrum allocation document was received by the Chairman, NCC Board of Commissioners, Prof. Adeolu Akande,…

FG lauds NCC’s commitment to Enhancing Digital Skill in Youths

The Federal Government has applauded the commitment and dedication of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) towards enhancing digital skills development among youths, through implementation of various Information and Communication Technology skill acquisition programmes. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, gave the commendation during the inauguration of a Digital Nigeria Centre (DNC), a project executed by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), an arm of NCC, at the Ijesa Muslim Grammar School, Ilesa, Osun State recently. Representing President…

Danbatta Pivots Nigeria’s Socio-economic Development on ICT Adoption, Utilisation. …charges youths to embrace digital skills acquisition.

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) said the adoption and utilisation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is synonymous with empowerment, as it transformed processes efficiently acting as an enabler of effectiveness in operations in every sector of the economy, including commerce, agriculture, health, security and governance.   Prof Danbatta made this assertion on Thursday, January 13, 2022, while delivering the 10th and 11th combined Convocation Lecture of the Fountain University at Osogbo, Osun State. In the paper titled: “Empowering the Nigerian Youth though Information and Communication Technology”, Danbatta recalled the…

BREAKING: FG extends SIM-NIN Linkage to 31st March 2022

The Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has announced the approval of the Federal Government to further extend the deadline for the National Identification Number (NIN)-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) data verification to the 31st of March, 2022. The stakeholders have applauded the Federal Government on the significant growth in the number of NIN enrolments and the increased drive to enlighten Nigerians and legal residents across the country. As of 30th December 2021, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has issued over seventy-one million (71m)…

5G: NCC carries out Mock Auction of 3.5 GHz Spectrum …   as Main Auction holds Monday

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has successfully carried out a mock session for the 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum auction for the deployment of the Fifth Generation (5G) network in the country. The simulated auction, which took place on Friday, December 10, 2021 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, was preparatory to the main auction scheduled to take place on Monday, December 13, 2021 at same venue. The conduct of the simulation exercise was in line with the requirements stipulated in the Information Memorandum (IM) for 3.5 GHz spectrum auction. The…

There’s a strategic plan to address Infrastructure Deficit in the Telecom Sector – Danbatta

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) Prof Umar Danbatta has said there was a holistic, strategic plan being conscientiously implemented to address the infrastructure deficit in the telecommunications sector with the objective to bridge the digital divide which had undermined Nigeria’s march to a robust digital economy. Prof Umar Danbatta emphasised that telecoms infrastructure deployment across rural communities in Nigeria is at the heart of every effort of Government towards ensuring the socio-economic development of Nigeria. Danbatta made these declarations at the International Conference Centre Abuja, while…

20 Years of Digital Revolution: NCC rakes in more Awards for its Regulatory Effectiveness

 The trove of garlands for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for its role in enhancing digital transformation in Nigeria, has swelled with new awards conferred from an array of stakeholders. It is two decades since the NCC midwifed the birth of Global System of Mobile Communications (GSM), to herald a new era of public communication in Nigeria. The new awards were conferred on the Commission and its Management at different fora organised to commemorate 20 years of revolutionary digital communication in Nigeria. Besides the serial honour attending the celebrations of…

Text of Welcome address by Prof Umar Garba Danbatta,Executive Vice Chairman/CEO,Nigerian Communications Commission at the Stakeholders Consultative Forum on the Draft Information Memorandum for the 3.5GHz Spectrum Auction on  Thursday, 4th November 2021

Protocol Ladies and Gentlemen, the Commission as a matter of tradition institutionalized a formal policy of participatory regulation and the practice of industry-wide consultations in conducting its regulatory functions.It is my great pleasure to welcome you to this Stakeholders Consultative Forum on the Draft Information Memorandum (IM) for the 3.5GHz Spectrum Auction by the Nigerian Communications Commission. As a world class communications regulatory agency, we sincerely believe that our actions must be guided by decisions that take into cognizance the inputs from all stakeholders in the industry. Therefore, we seek your…