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Senate confirms Makama, Oshadami for appointment as NCC Commissioners

Senator Aliyu Ikra Bilbis (PDP, Zamfara Central) noted that during the screening, both nominees met the relevant criteria for appointment. The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Rimini Haraya Makama as Executive Commissioner Stakeholders Management and Abraham Oshadami as Executive Commissioner Technical Services in the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The confirmation of both nominees followed the consideration and approval of the report by the Committee on Communications during Tuesday’s plenary. READ ALSO: Urum Kalu Eke...

Senate approves NCC’s N549.6bn 2024 budget

According to the 2023 budget performance report the revenue of N448.1 billion against a projected budget of N559.080 billion, with total recurrent expenditure at N67.072 billion and capital expenditure at N3.6 billion. The Senate has approved the sum of N549.6 billion for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) budget for 2024. This was announced by a joint Senate and House of Representatives Committee on Communications chaired by Senator Ikra Bilbis (PDP, Zamfara Central). Following a motion...

WRC 2023: Nigeria signs radio regulations at global conference

The final act of WRC 2023 comprises both the new and revised provisions of the radio regulations, which, put together, benefits Nigeria   Nigeria has joined the rest of the world in endorsing the revised provisions of the radio regulations, which contain the outcome of agreements on agendas put forward by signatories to the international treaty governing the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits This happened at the just concluded World Radiocommunications Conference...

NCC boss: Nigeria’s outing at world radio conference exciting

The robust participation of the Nigerian delegation to the world radio conference has excited the NCC boss who also praised the minister for showing leadership Nigeria’s performance at the just concluded International Telecommunications Union (ITU)’s World Radio Communications (WRC) Conference 2023, has been described as exciting and impressive. Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Aminu Maida, said the election of two Nigerians into leadership positions and other delegates from the commission...

Maida harps on the transparency of NCC operations

The leadership of the NCC under Dr. Maida has stressed the importance of transparency in the discharge of its responsibilities  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it would prioritize improving the transparency of its operations for the benefit of all stakeholders. Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Aminu Maida, stated this during a courtesy visit to the Hon. Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani in Abuja recently. Briefing the...

NCC pledges support for Meta on undersea cable initiative

The NCC says all investors, whether local or foreign, will continue to receive support to help develop the digital economy of the country The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has pledged to support initiatives that promote the growth and development of the digital economy. Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the NCC, Dr. Aminu Maida, said this when he received a delegation of Meta, led by the company’s Vice President for Africa, the...

NCC boss advocates healthy competition in telecoms

The telecoms regulator says healthy competition is vital for the growth of the industry but noted that it will continue to engage all players  The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigeria Communications Commission, Dr. Aminu Maida, has advocated for healthy competition to promote the growth of the telecommunication sector in Nigeria. Maida said this during the week when he received the management of Airtel Networks Limited in Abuja. According to a statement by Reuben Muoka, director of...

Maida urges Nokia to invest in Nigeria’s ICT R&D

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Aminu Maida, has requested Nokia Networks to increase its investments in Research and Development (R&D) to support the growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigeria. Maida spoke when a delegation from Nokia Networks of Finland led by the Deputy Minister, Under-Secretary of State for International Trade from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Jarno Syrjala, visited...

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