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New head at Nigeria’s regulator

Umaru Danbatta has been appointed CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission and has “promised to tackle the quality of service problems in the telecoms industry”, reports The Guardian, Nigeria. Danbatta, a professor of electronics engineering, said he would focus on internationally acceptable ideals in telecoms regulation as stipulated by the ITU that make quality of service a compelling attraction for the achievement of universal service. He said: “The concept of universal access is premised on three ‘A’s, availability, accessibility and affordability of service. These will dictate at all times what we do, and I am sure these are the dictating parameters for improvement in the quality of service.” He solicited the support of the staff of the commission to succeed, affirming that the NCC still reckons to be the number one telecoms regulator in Africa. Danbatta takes over from Eugene Juwah, whose five-year tenure at the NCC ended in  July.

  • Monday, 24 August 2015

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