The Nationwide Affiliation of State Meeting Legislators (NASAL) has honoured the Govt Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Govt of the Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta with a Nationwide Service Excellence Award for his transformational management in deepening entry to telecommunications companies throughout state constituencies of Nigeria within the final 5 years.
The Award is coming a number of months after the President renewed Danbatta’s mandate because the nation’s chief telecoms regulator for an additional time period of 5 years.
Director-Basic of NASAL, Hon. Uchechukwu Chukwuma, who led a five-member delegation to the Fee to current the award in Abuja just lately, stated, “the award from NASAL not solely underscores the exceptional management function by Danbatta in deepening the event and development of the telecoms sector on the grassroots but in addition demonstrates the pivotal function of the EVC as a change agent, a catalyst for nationwide growth and a terrific Nigerian patriot.”
He stated within the final 5 years, NASAL, because the physique of state lawmakers within the nation, has constantly monitored the actions of the Danbatta-led NCC and noticed notable enhancements in telecoms companies throughout state constituencies in Nigeria.
“Danbatta’s efforts have manifested in enhanced entry to the Web by our folks, which has given them the chance to take part and ventilate their views constructively. As you recognize, residents’ participation in political actions is among the attributes of a perfect democracy and Prof. Danbatta has helped to advertise this best,” Chukwuma stated.
The NASAL’s award to Danbatta is justified by the statistics from the Fee which confirmed that when Danbatta got here on board 5 years in the past, 217 entry hole clusters had been recognized within the nation, with 40 million Nigerians excluded from entry to telecoms companies. 5 years after, nonetheless, the entry gaps have diminished to 114 clusters with further 15 million Nigerians now linked.
Whereas receiving the award on behalf of the EVC, Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, who appreciated NASAL for the popularity, stated the award was each an encouragement and a problem to the EVC and his group to do extra.
“It’s heartwarming that NASAL has discovered our EVC and CEO deserving of this award. The award is an acknowledgement that his accomplishments haven’t gone unnoticed. We on the NCC, worth this gesture, which writes the historical past of Professor Danbatta’s achievements in a really distinctive and enduring approach,” Adinde stated.
Adinde amplified the justifications adduced by NASAL for recognising Danbatta, by citing varied indicators that measure the efficiency of the telecom sector, which clearly present that the sector has been rising through the years and extra impressively, within the final 5 years of Danbatta’s management.
“From the current business statistics and different related macro indicators, the telecoms sector, underneath Danbatta, has recorded constructive development by way of energetic voice subscriptions, web subscriptions, teledensity, broadband penetration and contribution to the Gross Home Product (GDP),” he stated.
Whereas noting that the final 5 years of Danbatta has witnessed a lot of coverage initiatives which have spurred business development and improved service supply, Adinde restated the EVC’s dedication to making sure that the Fee maintains its popularity as a foremost communications regulatory organisation.