The Governing body of the Nigerian Communications Commission consists of a board of nine Commissioners; made up of six Non-executive members, including the Chairman - representing each of the six Geopolitical Zones of Nigeria - and three Executive members, including the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive and two Executive Commissioners.
Professor Adeolu Akande is the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Nigerian Communications Commission. Akande is a Professor of Comparative Politics and Political Communication at the Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State where he also serves as the Director of the Centre for Presidential Studies. A veteran of the newspaper industry, he was, previously, the Chairman, Board of National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA). He assumed the chairmanship of the Board of Commissioners of the Nigerian Communications Commission in February 2020 following his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.
Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta is the Executive Vice Chairman (Chief Executive Officer) of the Nigerian Communications Commission. Prior to his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, Professor Danbatta, a veteran lecturer of Telecommunications & Electronics Engineering at Bayero University Kano (BUK), was the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil. A COREN registered engineer and member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), he has served as Vice President of the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) - International Centre for Advanced Communications Studies, and Director of the Centre for Information Technology at BUK, among others.
Engr. Ubale Ahmed Maska is the Executive Commissioner (Technical Services) of the Nigerian Communications Commission. He was confirmed by the Senate for a second term as Executive Commissioner following his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari in August 2019. Immediately prior to his first appointment, by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in 2014, Engr. Maska served as the Director - Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Director of the Engineering, and Technical Research & Standards Directorates, and as Head of Cyber Security in the New Media & Information Security Department.
Mr. Adeleke Morounfolu Adewolu is the Executive Commissioner (Stakeholder Management) of the Nigerian Communications Commission. He was confirmed by the Senate as Executive Commissioner following his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari. A legal practitioner with decades of experience in governance, reform and public administration, Adeleke Adewolu has served in numerous public and private institutions of repute in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
Mr. Clement Omeiza Baiye is a Commissioner / Member of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission. With a career spanning multiple disciplines and industries, including journalism, banking, insurance, human resource management and real estate, Mr. Clement Baiye brings a wealth of experience in corporate board matters and public affairs to the NCC. He is an alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria (BSc.) and the University of Warwick (MA), UK, as well as management courses taken at prestigious institutions including Templeton College, Oxford and Harvard University. He serves on the boards of numerous companies and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Societal Positive Impact Initiative [SPIN] a nongovernmental organization involved in mentoring the youth.
Prof. Millionaire Freeborn Nestor Abowei is a Commissioner / Member of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission. An indigene of Angiamagbene, Bayelsa State, Prof. Abowei is a Chemical and Petrochemical Engineer, a University Lecturer, a consultant, a researcher and an inventor with well over 30 articles published in several professional journals.