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A few hours after Tony Ojobo, NCC's Director of Public Affairs, received the GRANDIX International Award for Excellence and National Development for 2016, the EVC/CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta last night received on behalf of the Commission, THE BEST GOVERNMENT AGENCY IN NIGERIA AWARD from the LEADERSHIP Newspaper.

The award ceremony, so evidently oversubscribed by the sheer number of dignitaries and other attendees present at the event, held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.

The Polish Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Andrzej Dycha, yesterday paid a visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to congratulate the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, Prof. Umar Danbatta on his appointment and importantly to seek collaboration between NCC and the Polish telecom regulator, UKE.

Mr. Dycha recalled the exponential growth in the Polish economy arising from the transformation policies initiated since the ascendancy of the late President Lech Walesa and said that explains why Poland is the 6th richest economy in Europe, marked by thriving business and commerce as well as a vibrant telecommunication sector.

Mr. Andrus-Ansip, the European Union Vice President of the Digital Single Market has commended the transparent manner the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, under Prof. Danbatta has handled with transparency the sale and management of Nigeria’s Spectrum.

Speaking at a meeting that held on Thursday in the Abuja office of the European Union, Mr.Ansip opined that Nigeria is doing very well in this aspect compared with what obtains in other African countries.

A comprehensive report of a seminal study undertaken by PriceWaterhouseCoopers for the telecommunication industry in Nigeria with a thematic focus on cost based determination of mobile voice termination rate, was presented to industry stakeholders today at the Nigerian Communications Commission Head Office in Abuja.

Consistent with NCC's principled commitment to participatory regulation, a broad spectrum of industry players and other stakeholders attended the event which kick-started another project of the Commission aimed at re-positioning the telecom sector for greater heights.

Despite the grim challenges arising from the N330b fine imposed on it by telecommunication regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) last year, MTN Group has implicit confidence in its Nigerian operations.

This was the declaration of its Group Chairman/Chief Executive, Mr. Phuthuma Freedom Nhleko when he led a high level delegation to the NCC Headquarters in Abuja recently.

Nhleko, who was received by the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta and top management of the Commission said the Group has faith in Nigeria and will be willing to invest more in the sector in the years to come. “We had challenges in the past, during the period of the fine, and we are grateful for the role, the Commission played towards an amicable resolution”.