Senate confirms Danbatta’s reappointment as NCC boss

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The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday officially confirmed the nomination of Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for reappointment as the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

The upper legislative chamber endorsed Danbatta during its plenary following the consideration of the report of senate committee on communications presented by Senator Opeyemi Bamidele,

Senator Bamidele said Danbatta met the requirements expected of him. “The committee met and carried out the screening exercise and the nominee responded well,” the Ekiti lawmaker said.

Danbatta had, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, appeared before the Senate Screening Committee and gave impressive accounts of his stewardship as the country’s chief telecoms regulator in the last five years.

The EVC’s appearance before the Senate following his nomination for reappointment as the umpire for the telecom the industry for another five years by President Muhammad Buhari on June 5, 2020.

Danbatta was appointed, in the first instance, for a five-year term in office as the NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, on August 4, 2015 and was subsequently confirmed by the Senate on November 25, 2015.

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