NCC Boss Celebrates Women, Says 50% of Commission's Management Team Are Women
- Umar Garba Danbatta, the chairman of the NCC, has extolled the virtue of women in the growth and progress of Nigeria
- In his goodwill message for the international women's day celebration, the NCC boss disclosed that 50% of women dominated the management of the commission
- While reckoning with women's contribution to the commission, the communication expert said the commission is committed to the promoting gender-inclusive participation in line with global practice
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The chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Garba Danbatta, has extolled the women in celebration of International Women's Day.
In his goodwill message sent to Legit.ng on Thursday, March 9, the commission boss reckoned with women and revealed that 50 per cent of the NCC's management team constituted women.
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The statement reads in part:
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This occasion presents another opportunity for me to reiterate the Commission’s irrevocable commitment to promoting gender equality and inclusive participation in line with the theme of the celebration: ‘DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality’’.
Today, gender inclusiveness in the Commission’s affairs permeates all cadres and disciplines. About fifty percent of the Commission’s Management team is made up of women who have distinguished themselves, and demonstrated capacity, capability and desirability to contribute to the success of the Commission in promoting and sustaining the growth of the telecoms sector.
It has been established across the world, and in all parts of human endeavours that inclusion of women in leadership, has contributed in commensurate organic growth, which justifies the notion that development of any nation will be incomplete without the participation and contributions of women.
This is why we are deliberate, purposeful and conscious of the need to encourage women and girls to partake of the innovative digital opportunities available to them to improve their lives and skills in ways that fulfill their needs and aspirations through their chosen careers.
On this note, and on behalf of the Board and Management, the entire NCC family, I felicitate with our women folk and wish to share in their joy of womanhood, and the expected greater roles they have been destined to play in promoting peace and harmony in the world.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that only three women have been elected to the 10th senate to make laws under the administration of Bola Tinubu, the president-elect.
The just-concluded national assembly election recorded a decline in female participation in Nigeria's politics as only three women were elected into the senate based on INEC's final list of senators-elect.
So far, Nigeria's highest record of female participation in the Senate was the 8th Senate, which had seven women lawmakers in the chambers.