The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has hailed the media industry in Nigeria over what he termed the speedy adoption of digital culture.

Prof. Danbatta, who was speaking while receiving in the audience the Management of Media Trust Group, led by its Chief Executive Officer, Alhaji Mounir Haliru Gwarzo, noted that the media has remained an indispensable partner in information dissemination to the diverse stakeholders of the telecom industry.

“The media in Nigeria has earned the respect of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for adopting digitization and contributing through awareness and adoption of digital culture,” he said.

He stated that the Commission will continue to seek ways to expand its collaboration with the media as critical stakeholders while assuring that NCC will strengthen its existing cordial relations with the media and its propagation of the notion of an “instant society” where delivery of information is at great speed.

“We will expand the relationship with the media to leverage new and exciting opportunities. We count on every important interface that the media provides for the NCC. We wouldn’t have been able to do this job and succeed without the support of the media. We always use the media to provide information to the public because you have what it takes to reach out. We don’t have that reach. So, we appreciate the very important work that the media is doing,” he added.

He described the media organizations as being at the forefront of providing information about where to find knowledge, noting that when you read the media, you come across instances of references as to where knowledge can be accessed and used for different purposes.

Meanwhile, the leader of the Trust Group delegation, Gwarzo, said the visit was prompted by the need to commend the Commission on its sterling accomplishments and assured that Media Trust, through its publications, is ready to strengthen its relationship with the Commission as part of its support for the digital economy agenda of the government.

He also applauded NCC’s achievements, including the successful rollout of Fifth Generation (5G) services while explaining that the technology will also bolster the type of speed required for simultaneous multi-location printing of the Daily Trust newspapers across its operations in several parts of the country.


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