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Senate okays Maida as NCC Executive Vice Chairman, pledges quality network services

by Akeem Adeyemi
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Senate okays Maida as NCC Executive Vice Chairman, pledges quality network services

Senate okays Maida as NCC Executive Vice Chairman, pledges quality network services

The Senate on Thursday, confirmed the nomination of Dr Aminu Maida as Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), appointed by President Bola Tinubu.

Senate confirmed the appointment after the adoption and approval of the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Communications chaired by Senator Ikra Aliyu Bilbis (PDP-Zamfara Central) by the Senate at plenary.

Senator Bilbis in his report confirmed that Maidia met all the lawful and academic criteria to be appointed as NCC’s boss.

Marina, before his nomination for appointment by President Tinubu as the new Executive Vice chairman of NCC, had served as the Executive Director, Technology and Operations at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS).

According to the committee, Maida is a seasoned technical professional with over 15 years of multi-functional and international experience in FinTech and Telecoms and Enterprise Technology.

He holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College London and a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath UK.

During his screening on Wednesday, members of the committee like Senators Jimoh Ibrahim, Abdulazeez Yar’Adua, Abdul Ningi, Adamu Aliero etc, vouched for the competence of Maida for the job and commended President Tinubu for making the right choice.

Specifically, Senator Ibrahim (APC-Ondo South) said: “Going by the very impressive Curriculum Vitae of the appointee submitted to us, his pedigree, expertise and functional knowledge acquired up to the Cambridge University in London, there can be no other better choice for NCC job than him.

“He has the knowledge and capacity to bring out the best for the country from the commission in terms of better Telecom services and would surely deliver.”

In his submissions before the committee, Dr Maida said the two key areas he would be focusing on are improved coverage and connectivity of telecom services to the remotest parts of the country.

He said: “NCC under my leadership if confirmed as Executive Vice Chairman by the Senate, would ensure that network subscribers get value for their money, drastic reduction in drop calls, improved network coverage and rural connectivity.

“Technological innovation for stoppage of hacking into subscribers’ accounts would also be at the front burner of actions to be taken in no distant time.”

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