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Buhari leads commendation galore for Durojaiye @85

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It was a commendation galore at the weekend as the Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye clocked 85 years old, reports ITRealms.

These commendations came from from the likes of Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode among others.

The birthday celebration, ITRealms gathered was attended by politicians, technocrats and civil servants, saw encomiums showered on the Chairman, Board of Directors of NCC.

For President Muhammadu Buhari represented by the Minister of State for Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Sirika, Durojaye is a man of integrity who has deployed his intellectualism to benefit the business and political spaces in the country.

“Senator Durojaiye is one man who I must thank for his weighty contribution to the development of the Nigerian economy and we wish him more years and happiness,” he said.

Earlier, the EVC of NCC, Prof. Danbatta, had described Senator Durojaiye as a good leader and a team leader, who has strengthened the Commission in having better direction in piloting the affairs of the nation’s telecoms industry.

“We have seen his attributes bringing greater harmony in NCC. We act together in harmony to ensure we drive the telecommunications sector in the right direction of growth and for the empowerment of Nigerians, who daily subscribe to telecommunications services to make a living,” Danbatta said.

Asiwaju Tinubu in his message  delivered by Senator Demola Seriki, said the NCC chair is a public-spirited and committed individual who has remained faithful to the drive for true democratic precepts and revolution till date.

Tinubu recalled that Durojaiye has sacrificed his time and resources in all the endeavours to ensure that Nigeria continues to thrive as a united nation.

In his response, NCC chairman, Senator Durojaiye said his target at the Commission is to make certain Nigeria becomes the most digital driven economy on the continent,  by leveraging Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

Durojaiye expressed thanks to God for preserving him till date, with the assurance that he would deploy the rest of his life serving the cause of making Nigeria a great nation.

The Senator also said that at the NCC the board under his watch as chairman, would see that “all Nigerian youths; employed and yet-to-be-employed leverage telecoms services and tools towards improving their standard of living."

Further, he assured that partnering other board members and NCC management, would provide the policy and directions that would position Nigeria effectively on the global map as the world’s most digitised economy in the next few years.

Nonye Dom/GEE

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Pix: Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, chairman, NCC

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