Nigerian Society of Engineers honours Danbatta

Professor Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, bags award of excellence for attaining 2018 target on broadband penetration in the country


THE Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, Kano branch, has honoured Professor Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, with an award of excellence in recognition of the commission’s attainment of its 2018 target on broadband penetration in Nigeria. In 2013, Nigeria targeted reaching 30 percent broadband penetration in the country. The country now has at about 33.13 percent broadband penetration with more than 122 million internet users.

Danbatta with other awardees
Danbatta with other awardees

The award was presented to him during the society’s 2019 annual dinner and awards night which took place in Kano at the weekend.

Responding, Danbatta on behalf of other awardees at the event, thanked NSE Kano branch for the honour, stating that broadband penetration in Nigeria was actually less than six percent when he assumed duty as the chief executive of NCC.

He expressed the willingness of NCC to facilitate the accomplishment of new broadband penetration target that may be set by the federal government.

Danbatta had served as the chairman of the Kano branch of NSE which has Bayero University, Kano as part of its constituency.

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