Danbatta To Be Recognised With Award For Contributions To Telecoms Industry

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Prof. Umar Danbatta
The executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta.

The executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta will be honoured with the prestigious National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) award, alongside other esteemed Nigerians.

The announcement was made in an advertorial signed by the director general of the National Productivity Centre, Dr. Nasir Olaitan Raji-Mustapha who lauded Danbatta’s exceptional achievements and significant contributions to the development and advancement of the Nigerian telecommunications industry.

The NPOM Award recognises individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, innovation and dedication in their respective fields. Danbatta’s recognition shines a spotlight on his outstanding contributions to the NCC and the telecommunications sector as a whole.

During his tenure at the NCC, Danbatta has spearheaded numerous initiatives that have revolutionized the telecommunications landscape in Nigeria. His visionary leadership and strategic decisions have led to remarkable achievements and noteworthy milestones for the industry.

Danbatta’s tenure is marked by several key accomplishments. His relentless efforts to enhance broadband penetration across Nigeria have resulted in substantial improvements in internet access and affordability, bridging the digital divide and fostering economic growth. Moreover, he has prioritised the interests and rights of telecom consumers, implementing consumer-centric policies and initiatives. Under his leadership, the NCC’s toll-free line for consumer complaints has provided an accessible platform for addressing consumer grievances and ensuring their protection.

Furthermore, Danbatta’s guidance has fueled significant investments and healthy competition in the telecommunications sector, contributing to sustainable industry growth and positively impacting Nigeria’s economy. His commitment to digital inclusion and innovation is evident in programmes such as the NCC’s Digital Nigeria Centre (DNC), which has improved access to digital resources and enhanced emergency response capabilities nationwide.

The conferment of the 2023 NPOM Award on Danbatta serves as a testament to his remarkable achievements and exceptional leadership within the NCC. His contributions have not only positioned Nigeria as a key player in the global digital landscape but have also positively impacted the lives of millions of Nigerians.

The NPOM Award is a prestigious recognition that celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to productivity, innovation, and national development. Danbatta’s well-deserved recognition further solidifies his reputation as a transformative leader and industry trailblazer.

The commission’s head of public affairs, Reuben Mouka stated that the entire telecommunications industry and the nation at large celebrate Danbatta’s achievements and extend their heartfelt congratulations on the conferment of the 2023 NPOM Award. His exemplary leadership and contributions serve as an inspiration to future generations and reaffirm Nigeria’s commitment to technological progress and national productivity.

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