Monday December 05, 2022

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Check here for the latest news and headlines of what's going on in the Nigerian telecommunications industry and the activities of the Nigerian Communications Commission

Communications Minister, Honourable Adebayo Shittu has stated that Nigeria must deploy ICT and optimise the inherent benefits to tackle contemporary challenges of life.

Shittu said this at the Digital Government Conference organised recently in Abuja by Microsoft.

The Conference was conceptualized to empower governments to digitally share latest innovative technology trends and government solutions through Microsoft platforms to improve the capabilities of governments at all levels.

The Nigerian Communications Commission will continue to collaborate with other government agencies and international partners towards stemming the tide of cybercrimes.

NCC’s Executive Commissioner (Stakeholder Management), Mr Sunday Dare stated this on recently at the Commission’s Headquarters during an interactive session with representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, UNODC.

The UNODC eLearning Project Officer, Kamal Toure; and Cybercrime Expert, Patrick Boismenu, were at the Commission’s Headquarters as part of their assessment mission to West Africa to gauge how well Nigeria, Senegal and the Gambia are able to fight cybercrime.

Representatives of Gamjitel, a telephone company owned by the New Nigeria Development Company based in Kaduna yesterday paid a courtesy visit to the Headquarters of the Nigerian Communications Commission.

The GamjiTel delegation was received by NCC Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management, Mr. Sunday Dare, on behalf of NCC's EVC/CEO, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta.

The Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta this morning inaugurated members of the 2017 inter-agency committee for the evaluation of research proposals from the academia.

The scope of research topics to be assessed by the Committee embrace core telecommunications issues to oil pipeline protection and tracking. The EVC stated that the goal of the Commission is to be able to use this intervention to address industry problems as well as some other societal issues that need urgent attention.

The Parliament of the West African Students Union, WASU - an organisation formed in London 1925 by Oladipo Solanke, a Nigerian studying in Britain - yesterday paid a historic visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission Head Office to present the award of DISTINGUISHED “Icon of Societal Development” to Tony Ojobo, NCC's Director of Public Affairs. The Union also described NCC as a pre-eminent regulatory authority in Africa.

Gratified by NCC's consistent uncommon initiates, programmes and projects geared towards operational efficiency and regulatory excellence, the legislative arm of WASU declared that it considered it an obligation to put on record the phenomenal achievements of NCC as a historical note. This explains the recognition of the Commission and the award to its spokesman.