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President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Prof. Umaru Danbatta as new Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

According to the Special Adviser on media and publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, who confirmed the appointment in a statement, Danbatta holds a Doctorate Degree in Electronic Engineering and takes over from Dr Eugene Juwah, whose tenure expired on July 29, 2015.

The new NCC chief executive’s other academic qualifications include a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering and
Telecommunications, as well as a Masters Degree in the same field. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and had meritorious career in which he rose to become Professor of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Bayero University, Kano.

Danbatta specialises in Telecommunications Engineering and Information and Communications Technology. Before his new appointment, Danbatta held top management and leadership positions at different times including Head of Department, Dean Of Faculty, Director, Centre for Information Technology, Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (Kano Branch), Deputy Vice Chancellor and Acting Vice Chancellor. Danbatta’s appointment is for five years in the first instance.

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