The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta is scheduled to receive the esteemed National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award, among other notable Nigerians.
Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), will be conferred with the esteemed National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Award, among other notable Nigerians.
An advertorial signed by the Director General of the National Productivity Center, Dr. Nasir Olaitan Raji-Mustapha, had announced Danbatta as one of those to receive the award, touted as one of the prestigious award recognition in Nigeria.
The advertorial heralds Danbatta’s exceptional achievements and significant contributions to the development and advancement of the Nigerian telecommunications industry.
Highlights of Danbatta’s contributions
- Danbatta has spearheaded several initiatives that have revolutionized the telecommunications landscape in Nigeria.
- His visionary leadership and strategic decisions have led to remarkable achievements and noteworthy milestones for the industry.
- Promotion of broadband penetration, consumer empowerment and protection, sustainable industry growth, and digital inclusion and innovation, among others.
- Danbatta’s relentless efforts to enhance broadband connectivity across Nigeria have resulted in substantial improvements in internet access and affordability. This has played a pivotal role in bridging the digital divide and fostering economic growth.
- Danbatta has prioritized the interests and rights of telecom consumers, implementing consumer-centric policies and initiatives. Notably, the NCC’s Toll-Free Line for Consumer Complaints.
- Significant investments and healthy competition. His strategic leadership has fueled innovation, resulting in sustainable industry growth and a positive impact on Nigeria’s economy.
- Danbatta has championed programmess to promote digital inclusion and empower marginalized communities in his efforts to deepen digital inclusion and innovation. Initiatives such as the NCC’s Digital Nigeria Centre (DNC), formerly known as the School Knowledge Centers (SKCs) and Emergency Communication Centers (ECCs) have improved access to digital resources and enhanced emergency response capabilities across the nation.
The NPOM Award is a prestigious recognition recognises individuals, who have demonstrated exemplary leadership, innovation, and dedication in their respective fields, and Danbatta’s recognition highlights his outstanding contributions to the NCC and the telecommunications sector as a whole.
The conferment of the 2023 NPOM Award on Danbatta serves as a testament to his remarkable achievements and exceptional leadership within the NCC. His contributions have not only positioned Nigeria as a key player in the global digital landscape but have also positively impacted the lives of millions of Nigerians.