The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has documented selected speeches made by its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta in a book titled “Catalysing Nigeria’s Socio-Economic Transformation through Broadband Infrastructure” in order to preserve these speeches for historical reference.

The speeches selected in the book launched yesterday by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami captures the successes and challenges of the Nigerian communications sector from the perspective of Prof. Umar Danbatta as the regulatory agency boss. 

Giving a remark at the launch, Prof. Danbatta said: “As the chief regulator of this very dynamic telecom sector, I have had the opportunity to deliver several speeches and make presentations both locally and internationally. In order to preserve these speeches for historical reference, we have carefully selected some of the speeches which capture the successes and challenges of the Nigerian communications sector from my perspective.”

According to him, the compendium of speeches and presentations is sure to give readers the historical background and authoritative context to the growth that is now being enjoyed by the industry. He said, apart from being the first of its kind, this book is unique because it is a bold statement in accountability, as it presents to the public documentation of his discharge of the public trust emplaced on him.

Through the Compendium, it is hoped that the reader would easily see how the NCC’s Strategic Vision (SVP) for 2016-2020 has been formed and how it has been implemented over five years. It will also enable the reader to appreciate the industry’s position, impacts and challenges over the five years covered by the Compendium.


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