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The Nigerian Senate has finally confirmed Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta as the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Second term of 5years at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
TnTv monitored the announcement live read by President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan during Plenary on Tuesday after Sen. Oluremi Tinubu the Senate Committee Chairman on Communication represented by Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele (Ekiti Central) who presented the report of the Committee to the Red Chamber.
Bamidele said Prof. Danbatta responded competently to the questions and answers asked and met the statutory requirements. He added that preliminary checks does not reveal any form of fraud or vices on Danbatta’s record.
“I hereby rise to present the report of the Senate Committee on Communication on the Screening of Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for reappointment as the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Second term of 5years of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
On Tuesday the 14th of July, the Senate considered the reappointment of Prof. Danbatta as EVC/CEO of NCC for a second term and referred to the Committee on Communication for Legislative action. The Committee carried out the Screening exercise and the nominee (Prof. Danbatta) responded competently to the questions asked.
The nominee met the statutory requirements which also validates his competency. Preliminary checks does not reveal any form of fraud, or vices on Danbatta’s record” Bamidele Said…
The motion was seconded by Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe( Kwara Central) also a member of the Committee.
Also, Senator Barau Jibrin(Kano Central) while commending the Committee for a job well done said Prof. Danbatta has done well in the past 5years and has stood out in every criteria urging the Senate to allow him for a second term.
“I commend the Committee for a job well done. Prof. Danbatta has done well, has intergrity, experience and every criteria needed. I thereby urge other members of the red chamber to allow him go for a for second term. The Lawmaker appealed.
During the screening, Danbatta, who demonstrated his indept knowledge of the industry, extensively discussed his scorecard since he assumed office as the EVC of NCC on August 4, 2015, following which the Committee members applauded him for his sterling performance and exceptional leadership qualities which, they said had helped in accelerating the growth of the telecoms sector.
The screening and confirmation exercise is in accordance with the provisions of Section 8 subsections 1 and 4 of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act (NCA), 2003.
Full Video of Confirmation will be Available on our YouTube Channel TnTv Network shortly…