The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, is set to be confirmed by the Senate for his reappointment by the President for another five-year term in office.
This was disclosed in a Press statement published by the Commission on Monday.
The President has since approved his reappointment for another five-year tenure, and he has been screened by the Senate Screening committee.
The Committee will report the outcome of the screening exercise to the House for confirmation of Danbatta’s reappointment during the next legislative sitting.
During his screening recently, the Senate screening committee commended his deep knowledge of the industry, and results seen in the telecoms sector in his first 5-year tenure.
Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, a prominent member of the committee, who represented the Chairman of the Senate Screening Committee, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu, during the screening, as well as other committee members, including Sen. Sandy Onor, Sen. Abiodun Olujimi, Sen. Bamidele Opeyemi, Sen. Omar Jeff, Sen. Kashim Shettima and Sen. Bukachuwa, commended Danbatta’s impressive performance in piloting the affairs of the country’s digital ecosystem.
Oloriegbe noted that the screening and confirmation exercise is in accordance with the provisions of Section 8 subsections 1 and 4 of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act (NCA), 2003.
Notable among his achievements was the establishment and implementation of the NCC’s auspicious strategic 8-Point Agenda, which gave the direction for the activities of the commission throughout the five year period.
He also presented to the committee efforts made to improve the sector’s contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as well as improvements in Quality of Service (QoS) delivery, broadband infrastructure deployment, broadband penetration, effective spectrum utilisation, consumer empowerment, technology innovation.
Also in line with the strategic 8 point agenda, Danbatta discussed the commission’s efforts in curbing fraudulent Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) registration and 112 Emergency Number towards ridding the country of insecurity, among others.
Danbatta thanked the lawmakers for their support over the last five years and pledged his renewed commitment to further accelerate the growth of the telecoms industry, as the key driver of the country’s digital economy vision over the next five years.
“As a Commission, we are committed to challenging our current achievements. Consequently, we are poised to work more with the National Assembly and other necessary stakeholders in order to ensure we take Mr. President’s digital agenda for the country to the next level in the next five years,” he said.
First Bank CEO appointed into Bretton Woods Committee
First Bank CEO has been honoured with membership of Bretton Woods Committee (BWC).
Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, has joined the Bretton Woods Committee (BWC) as a member.
This is a sequel to his invitation to the committee as reported by The Vanguard.
The BWC membership is strictly by invitation and extended to top influencers from every region of the world. Therefore, Dr. Adeduntan’s invitation is in recognition of his remarkable leadership traits and the impact of his organization in driving financial inclusion in Africa.
What they are saying
Commenting on his invitation and acceptance, Dr Adeduntan said, “On behalf of the Board, Management, and Staff of FirstBank, I’m deeply honoured to be recognised as a member of The Bretton Woods Committee.
“In addition, as a contributor, FirstBank remains committed to the goals of the Bretton Woods Committee. Especially at this time when the role played by business and political leaders is critical to exploring efficient ways of deepening collaboration and inclusion across borders, whilst mitigating the adverse effects of the coronavirus on not just the global economy but on other aspects of the livelihood of every individual and household.
Speaking further he said, “I look forward to working with other members of The Bretton Woods Committee, as we continue to build on the successes achieved over the years. With these, we will make the world a better place.”
What you should know
The Bretton Woods Committee was established in 1983 with a goal of creating more awareness for the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and other major development banks. Also, they work towards accelerating economic growth, lessen poverty, and increase financial stability, along with demonstrating the importance of international economic cooperation and fostering collaboration among institutions.
The Committee’s greatest asset is its global membership, with more than 650 members including leaders in business, finance, academia, foreign government, and non-profit organizations from around the world.
African Alliance Insurance Plc appoints Joyce Ojemudia as MD/CEO
Joyce Ojemudia has been appointed, substantive MD/CEO of Africa Alliance Insurance Plc.
Africa Alliance Insurance Plc has announced Mrs. Joyce Ojemudia as its substantive MD/CEO.
The announcement was signed by the company’s Secretary, Mrs. Abisola Akinrin (Pp: TOPE ADEBAYO & CO), and made through a public disclosure issued 15th October 2020, to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
The announcement also noted the resignation of Alhaji Aminu Ahmed Nahuche – a former Non-Executive Director and contained information about the appointment of three Non-Executive Directors.
The Company had earlier announced the resignation of Mrs. Funmi Omo as the MD/CEO in a disclosure dated September 3rd, 2020. Following her departure, the company confirmed Mrs. Joyce Ojemudia as the substantive MD/CEO of the Company – replacing Mrs. Olabisi Adekola who served in an acting capacity from the 1st of September 2020.
What you should know
Mrs. Joyce Ojemudia is an accomplished insurance professional and astute manager of resources. She has over twenty years of experience in insurance sales, business development, risk management, claims administration, and reinsurance, with a proven track record of revitalizing businesses and/or departments.
She is a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria and an Associate of both the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria. She is also the current President of the Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA).
McNichols Consolidated Plc appoints Temitope Abefe Adebayo as CFO
Temitope Abefe Adebayo has been announced as the new CFO of McNichols Consolidated Plc.
McNichols Consolidated Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Temitope Abefe Adebayo as the new CFO of the company with immediate effect.
The appointment was confirmed in a letter by the company dated 12th October 2020, and available on the NSE website – corporate disclosure. The letter was signed by Mrs. Benedicta Sadare, S.E. Nomuoja & Co. Secretaries, on behalf of McNichols Consolidated Plc.
The announcement noted that Mr. Temitope Adebayo is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), with about a decade of experience as an accountant. The announcement further submitted that the new CFO has served as an accountant in various companies and industries – including manufacturing, supply, hospitality, external audit, and tax consulting.
What you need to know
McNichols Plc is an indigenous home-grown fast-moving consumer brand food and beverage company. The company is “committed to enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future of Nigerians from ideas to reality.” The company was incorporated on April 26th, 2004, and commenced operations as a food processing and packaging company in April 2005. It is currently engaged in the production of various food and beverage products that include cube and icing sugar, choco, vanilla, milk, and choco custard.
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The company’s shares were listed on the NSE on 18th December 2009. The current share price is N0.47. The shares’ highest price in 52 weeks was N0.50 and the lowest N0.42. A total volume of 455, 455 units were sold in the last seven day’s trades. The shares outstanding are 326.70 million units.