The Senate on Thursday confirmed the appointment of Umar Dambatta as the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.
Mr. Dambatta, was appointed as acting CEO of NCC by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 4, 2015, following the expiration of the tenure of his predecessor, Eugene Juwah.
Prior to his appointment in August, Mr. Dambatta vice chancellor, Kano State University of Science & Technology, Wudil.
A recipient of 18 awards of distinction and certificates of honour, Mr. Dambatta served two terms of five years as a Member of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, as well as a COREN registered engineer and member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE.
He was the Vice President of the Digital Bridge Institute, DBI, International Centre for Advanced Communication Studies, Kano campus, established in 2004 by the NCC, to build capacity for the Nigerian/African telecom industry in the diverse areas of Information and Communication Technology, ICT.
He is to serve a tenure of five years