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Umaru Danbatta: In the Footstep of Exemplary Regulatory Regime

The exemplary regulatory regime at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has received a further boost with the recent appointment of Dr. Umaru Danbatta as the new Executive Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive of the NCC.

Over the years, the regulatory performance of the NCC has endeared it to international and local telecom bodies, especially after the 2001 launch of GSM services in Nigeria. Danbatta, who holds a Doctorate Degree in Electronic Engineering, takes over from Eugene Juwah whose tenure expired on July 29, 2015.

The new NCC Chief Executive also holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications as well as a Masters Degree in the same field. A Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), he is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Bayero University, Kano, specialising in Telecommunications Engineering and Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

Danbatta was at various times, 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.

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