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Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta is the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Office (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission.
Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta.
Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta.

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has reiterated their commitment to further develop the telecoms industry in Nigeria. The NCC will continue to move the industry forward through strategic partnerships with all levels of government as well as other important stakeholders.

According to a report by Vanguard, these intentions of the NCC were made clear at an investment forum of Kaduna State Government where the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said that the conference highlighted many of the aspects of the telecoms industry that the NCC feels needs attention.

Danbatta said that “I would like to congratulate Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, for organizing this timely and commendable forum. It is also of note that the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) has just rated NCC top in the country in terms of institutional work processes.”

At the forum the Director General of BPSR, Dr. Joe Abah, highlighted that robust business organizational structure, policies and practices that facilitate effective and efficient service delivery, are some of the high points which drove the agency’s decision to rate the NCC so highly and award them the recognition.

The evaluation of the commission was based on accurate measurement of responsibilities and performance assigned. Abah listed accountabilities and responsibilities for set Standardized Operating Procedure (SOP) manuals of the Commission’s 19 departments as another key aspect. In terms of governance, the Bureau said “NCC strategic objectives are prioritized for potential impact using standardized principles including the balanced score card.”

Staff Writer