- Professor Umar Garba Danbatta has emerged the vice-chairman of NCC
- Danbatta's re-appointment to head this position was made by President Muhammadu Buhari
- The recommendation that led to the appointment was made by Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the minister of communications and digital economy
The recommendation for the re-appointment of Professor Umar Garba Danbatta as the executive vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been approved.
The recommendation, made by the minister of communication and digital economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, was in line with the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003.
On the official Twitter page of the federal ministry of communications and digital economy, Pantami disclosed that the request was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, June 5.
Pantami revealed that this move was made with the aim of consolidating the gains made by the telecommunications sector in line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy.
The minister called on the appointee to"significantly improve the overall performance of the NCC as well as ensure that adequate mechanisms are put in place to facilitate the implementation of all policies of the federal government through the ministry."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari had approved the extension of the appointment of Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal (PCA).
The extension takes effect from June 3 for a further period of three months. The president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Friday, May 29.
According to the presidential aide, this is pursuant to Section 238(4) and (5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).
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Dongban-Mensem was first appointed as the Acting President of the court, for an initial period of three months, from March 6. He took over from Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, who retired from service on March 6.
In place of Zainab Bulkachuwa, President Buhari appointed Dongban Mensem as the acting head of the Court of Appeal. Mensem's appointment, which took effect from Friday, March 6, will last for a period of three months.
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