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Professor Umar Garba Danbatta

Professor Umar Garba Danbatta

Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)
Nigeria
Biography
Professor Umar Garba Danbatta is the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). An academic, prior to his appointment as the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the NCC, Professor Danbatta served as a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology of Bayero University Kano for 28 years, where he taught courses in telecommunications engineering and electronics and held academic positions of Dean of the Faculty and Head of Department. Since his appointment as the NCC’s CEO, Prof Danbatta has succeeded in tremendously transforming the telecom sector in Nigeria, especially in the areas of infrastructural development, consumer empowerment and satisfaction, research and development, improved stakeholder relation, and a significant increase in active mobile broadband penetration.
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