Pres. Buhari Appoints ‘Danbatta’ New NCC Boss

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has given a vote of confidence to the appointment of Umaru Danbatta as the new Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.

According to a statement by the Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina, Danbatta’s appointment as Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC is for the duration of five years in the first instance.

The new NCC Chairman, who holds a Doctorate Degree in Electronic Engineering, takes over from Eugene Juwah whose tenure expired on July 29, 2015.

Mr. Juwah was given a controversial appointment by the former administration for a second tenure before the expiration of his first tenure.

Before his new appointment, Danbatta held top management and leadership positions at different times including Head of Department, Dean Of Faculty, Director, Centre for Information Technology, Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (Kano Branch), Deputy Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice Chancellor.

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