...Urges Him To Consolidate On 8-point Agenda
By Angeline Ngbele, Correspondent, Abuja
Advocacy group, Digital Economy Media Support Volunteers (DEMS Volunteers), has congratulated the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO)of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, on his reappointment for another term of five years.
The Group made up of Nigerian media professionals that are leading nationwide awareness /campaigns on Digital Economy, expressed the message of goodwill in a press statement, over the weekend.
The Group said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s, reappointment of Prof Danbatta following a recommendation by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, shows a cordial working relationship that exists between the Minister and Heads of Agencies under the Ministry.
In the congratulatory message, DEMS Volunteers’ Director-General, Prince Stan Okenwa, said: “We wish to congratulate you Prof. Danbatta on the renewal of your appointment as the EVC of NCC for another term of five years, thus giving credence to your remarkable achievements in office.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that your appointment is a testament to your commitment to excellent service delivery and has come at a very auspicious time in our national life post COVID-19.”
The Director of Communications for DEMS Volunteers, Peter Oluka, also said that the reappointment of the EVC three months to the expiration of his first term in office testified to the overall impact of his leadership at NCC and the telecom industry at large.
Oluka said: “Given the critical place of the telecoms sector as an economic enabler and NCC as a regulator per excellence in our dear country, we implore the EVC to use the opportunity of your re-appointment to re-dedicate yourself to the task of consolidating the 8-point agenda you had set for your management and the industry.
“We also urge you (the EVC) to improve on the growth recorded in recent times, especially on broadband penetration, Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs), regulatory excellence, among others.
“We wish you a very rewarding second term in office. Please accept the renewed assurances of our highest esteem as crusaders for Digital Economy in Nigeria,” he said.