The Senate, on Tuesday formally confirmed Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for reappointment because the Government Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Government Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC).
He was confirmed throughout plenary on Tuesday, following the consideration of the report of Senator Oluremi Tinubu-led Senate Committee on Communications.
Recall that Danbatta had appeared earlier than the Senate Screening Committee every week in the past and gave spectacular accounts of his stewardship because the nation’s chief telecoms regulator within the final 5 years.
This was after he was nominated for reappointment for an additional 5 years by President Muhammad Buhari early final month.
Danbatta’s first appointment to move the company was on August 4, 2015 and he was subsequently confirmed by the Senate on November 25, 2015.
With the Senate affirmation, Danbatta will now proceed in his place over the telecommunications trade for an additional 5 years as he works in the direction of fast-tracking the present administration’s agenda on digital financial system improvement.
The Communications’ sector Gross Home Product (GDP) contribution has elevated from 8.50 p.c in 2015 to over 11 per cent at present, with lots of digital actions going down in all of the sectors of the financial system because of the enhance in broadband penetration, Web utilization, variety of entry to phone and a number of other different initiatives by the NCC beneath Professor Danbatta.
The EVC shall be trying to consolidate the achievements of his final previous 5 years in control of the Communications company by specializing in broadband penetration, shopper safety and empowerment, environment friendly useful resource utilisation, and facilitation of fibre infrastructure deployment.
Recall that the NCC not too long ago unveiled its main achievement between January 2019 to April 2020.
The Fee disclosed that ninety eight p.c of the full service-related complaints acquired from telecoms customers inside a 16-month interval beneath assessment was efficiently resolved.
It stated it was dedicated to making sure the advance within the High quality of Service, QoS, and High quality of Expertise, QoE, for the nation’s over 190 million telecom subscribers amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Fee stated the complaints had been acquired by means of all its official channels of communication.