Issue #24   •   Quarter 1 Edition   •   April 2018


The following staff of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, have been promoted from Deputy Director to Director.

They are:

  • Yetunde Akinloye
  • Abubakar K. Yakubu
  • Idehen V. Efosa
  • Felicia Onwuegbuchulam

while the following were promoted from Assistant Director to Deputy Director.

  • Adamu Amshi
  • Gwa T. Mohammed
  • Ogbonnaya N. Ugama
  • Olatokunbo Oyeleye

The Commission also announced the promotion of 20 Principal Managers to the rank of Assistant Director. They include;

  • Clement Omife
  • James Kalu
  • Babagana Digima
  • Adejoke Atte
  • Usman Mamman
  • Henry Ojiokpota
  • Mohammed Dari
  • Sunday Atu
  • Nnenna Ukoha
  • Beluchi Nwanisobi
  • Abubakar Maina
  • Emilia Nwokoro
  • Okechukwu Aninweke,
  • Rita Emeka-Nwachukwu
  • Oluyomi Arowasafe
  • Dr. Kafilu Danbatta
  • Venny Nwabufoh
  • Safiya Jijji
  • Chizua Whyte
  • Tanimu Bawa

In keeping with its Corporate Governance Code which has become fully active for the telecom industry, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said it is regularly conducting health-checks on the financial wellness of all telecommunication companies in the country. The measure is to avert a recurrence of the kind of financial storm that rocked the Etisalat which forced the exit of its UAE component.

In an interview with Bloomberg, the CEO and Executive Vice-Chairman of the NCC, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, said the commission is assessing the health of MTN Nigeria, Bharti Airtel and Globacom to ensure that they all do not fall into the same pit.  And if they have “issues that can be addressed”, we will try and resolve them.

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has once again re-iterated its commitment to the accessibility and affordability of broadband and data services across the country even as it has commenced broad-based engagement with stakeholders on appropriate pricing for retail broadband.

Executive Vice Chairman, Professor Umar Danbatta, at a stakeholders’ forum on the study for the determination of cost-based pricing for retail broadband and data services in Nigeria said industry-wide consultation was necessary in determining what is appropriate, fair and competitive in terms of pricing.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the country needs more than 120,000 kilometers of metropolitan fiber networks interconnected across the country to achieve its goal of pervasive broadband penetration. Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, said this in a statement issued in Abuja.

The EVC said this when he received a delegation from the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council led by Ms Edirin Akemu.