The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has continued to receive recognition and awards for its role in midwifery the telecom revolution in Nigeria in the last twenty years of Global System of Mobile Communications (GSM).

The latest award is the ‘Outstanding Telecom Regulator of the Year’ award, won at the  the Nigeria Tech Innovations & Telecoms Awards (NTITA) 2021 in Lagos last week Friday, where its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, was also honoured with the ‘Telecoms Industry Leader’ award.

A week earlier, at another event organised by the Association of Licensed Telecoms Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) and the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), in collaboration with Digivation Network, the Commission had received,  ‘The Premier African Regulator’ award.

At that same event, the EVC was also honoured with the ‘Regulatory Excellence Award’, while the Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management, Barrister Adeleke Adewolu, received ‘The Outstanding Digital Impact Personality’ award. The event, tagged 20 Years of Digital Revolution Powered by GSM, took place at the Nigerian Air Force Conference Centre, Abuja, on 11th November 2021.

The same day, at yet another event organised by E-Business Life Magazine at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos to mark the 20 years of the birth of GSM, the NCC also received, ‘Technology Transformer Award’.

Also, last Friday, the NCC also received the ‘Regulator of the Year’ award at the New Telegraph Awards 2021, organised at the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, on Friday, November 19, 2021.

Speaking on these recent recognition and awards, the Director Public Affairs at the Commission, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, commended stakeholders, who gathered at various events where the Commission and its leaders were honoured, for their dedicated solidarity.

He also thanked the various stakeholders who recognised the Commission with landmark awards, for the impeccable honours, stressing that such awards to NCC in a fortnight testified to the strong collaboration between the Commission and the stakeholders and their conviction that NCC is fulfilling its mandate.

Adinde particularly promised the audience at the E-Business Life forum that the recognition coming to NCC will further encourage the Commission’s management led by Prof. Umar Danbatta and his dynamic team to do more to expand the frontiers of opportunities of digital economy to enable citizens and other investors to enhance their contributions to Nigeria’s growth and development.


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