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Again, Telecom Regulator Exonerates Minister Pantami From Allegedly Sacking NiDCOM

...Says Exigencies Responsible For Office Withdrawal From Agency

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By Cyber Era Senior Correspondent

Mindless of the substantial evidence adduced by authorities of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission(NiDCOM), lending credence to their  earlier allegation the agency was forcefully booted out of the Digital Economy Complex by the Minister of Communications  and Digital Economy, telecommunications sector umpire, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has, again, clarified that the Minister was never involved in the process of offer of office allocation to NiDCOM at the NCC’s Communications and Digital Economy Complex located at Mbora District, Abuja, north central, Nigeria, as the public is being made to believe.

The Commission reiterated this position in a press statement signed by its Director  of Public Affairs(DPA), Dr. Henry Nkemadu, in which it made further clarifications to the members of public and other stakeholders on the situation.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, was never involved in the offer to the office space, nor in the withdrawal of the offer for same office space.  the Minister should not, therefore, be brought into the issue,” he said.

According to Dr. Nkemadu, the decision to withdraw the offer of office space from NiDCOM was purely of the NCC, the custodian of the office complex.

“It should, however, be made abundantly clear that the withdrawal of the offer of the office space, which was unconditionally given, in the first instance, to NiDCOM, was informed by exigencies and change in priorities within the NCC, which led to the taking back of the office space earlier allocated with intention of finding a suitable replacement for NiDCOM,” he said.

The Commission went further to  reiterate its confidence in the leadership, person and office of Dr. Pantami.

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