Danbatta praised by Senate Committee on Communication at screening for renewed tenure

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•Prof Umar Danbatta at the Senate Committee screening on Wednesday

ABUJA – The Nigerian Senate has poured commendation on the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, describing him as a round peg in a round hole, TNTV Network learnt

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Prof. Danbatta who appeared before the Senate Committee on Communications on Wednesday in Abuja for screening after being nominated for re-appointment for a second term in office by President Muhammadu Buhari was praised for his exemplary leadership over the five years as the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Chairman of the Committee, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe who stood in for Senator Oluremi Tinubu, Chairman Senate Committee on Communications expressed pleasure with the EVC, stating that he has shown the ability of a leader.

He further stated that the confirmation is in consonance with the provision of the section 81sub-section 84 of the Nigerian Communication Act 2003 which states that all Commissioners to be appointed by the President in accordance with Section 7 of this act from the six geo political zones of Nigeria subject to confirmation by the Senate and each commissioner from the further period of five years which the President may renew.

Other members of the Committee, extolled the giant strides of the EVC in the last five years especially in the area of SIM registration and Quality of Service. Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele urged the EVC to continue to ensure he continues to build the legacy he has established in the telecom sector over the years and also make sure his relationship with the National Assembly remains cordial.

The EVC, assured the Committee of collaboration not only with the Senate Committee on Communications and the National Assembly but with other agencies, individuals and organisation.

Other members of the Committee are Sen. Sandy Onor, Sen.Kashim Shettima, Sen. Abiodun Olujimi, Sen Omar Jeff, Sen. Bukachuwa.

Recall that, President Muhammadu Buhari had written the Senate for the reappointed Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for a second term of five years as the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, when he read President Buhari’s letter of request for the screening and confirmation of Prof. Danbatta as EVC/CEO of NCC for a second term. (TNTV)


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