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NITRA Congratulates NCC’s EVC on Reappointment

The Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) on Tuesday congratulated  Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of  the Nigerian Communications Commission on his reappointment.

In a congratulatory message signed by its Chairman, Mr Chike Onwuegbuchi, NITRA said the  reappointment indicated that Danbatta performed creditably well in his first tenure.

“The first tenure has  yielded many notable achievements that brought not only  succour to consumers but also sanity and growth to the industry.

” Your tenure also provided  revenue to the government and operational efficiency and ease to operators, ” it said.

The association said that Danbatta’s  reappointment came  at a time when the telecommunications  industry needed  consolidation of noble initiatives.

It added that the reappointment came at a time when Nigeria  and the entire Africa needed  to see the success of the National Broadband Plan, total digitisation of the economy and  acceleration of the InfraCo model.

It commended the EVC for constantly bringing his academic and professional experiences to bear on the running of the commission to foster growth in the telecommunications sector.

NITRA said that the reappointment of  the professor  would enable him to complete plans and programmes of the commission, including effective kick-off of the InfraCo project.

It hoped that Danbatta would ensure resolution and total compliance to the Right of Way (RoW) agreement, and steer the telecommunications sector post-COVID-19 period.

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” Danbatta’s reappointment will also facilitate the realisation of the set targets of the NBP 2025 and ensure universal access, among other initiatives.

“NITRA is ready to partner with the commission in its mandate and quest to grow the Nigerian telecommunications industry to an enviable height,” it said.

President Muhammadu Buhari last week confirmed a second five-year tenure for  Danbatta  through the recommendation of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami.

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