Wednesday, July 28, 2010

NCC chief executive: ATDI applauds Juwah’s nomination

AS stakeholders in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) await the confirmation of the only nominee for the post of the Executive Vice Chairman and chief executive officer, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah, a non-governmental organisation, African Telecommunication Development Initiative (ATDI) has applauded the nomination.

Reacting to the nomination, the Executive Secretary, ATDI, Mr. Ken Ugbechie, said it makes up for the drag that presaged the arrival of a substantive EVC for the commission after the expiration of the tenure of the former EVC, Dr Ernest Ndukwe.

ITRealms Online recalls that Ndukwe handed over to M. Stephen Bello who functioned in acting capacity till June 21, when he was directed to commence terminal leave and handover to Dr. Bashir Gwandu another executive commissioner.

Juwah’s nomination was read alongside the nomination for Mr. Peter Egbe Igho as chairman, Okey Itanyi and Mohammed Bintube as Commissioners of NCC respectively.

ATDI in a press statement in Lagos, weekend, said the nomination of a substantive EVC is what the Commission needs at this time to enable it deal with emergent challenges including SIM card registration, quality of service and the deployment of broadband resources to better service provision in the sector.

Ugbechie, also expressed thank to President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan for resisting the pressure to appoint a politician to fill the vacuum left behind by Ndukwe.

Equally, he applauded Gwandu for the dynamism he exhibited within the brief period he acted, and expressed optimism that Juwah has both the expertise and experience to steer the ship of the nation’s telecom industry to a more glorious height.

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