National Association of State Assembly Legislators, (NASAL). Has honoured the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta. With a National Service Excellence Award, for his transformational leadership. In deepening access to telecommunications services across state constituencies of Nigeria in the last five years.
The award is coming a few months after President Muhammadu Buhari renewed Danbatta’s mandate as the country’s chief telecoms regulator for another term of five years.
The Director General of NASAL, Uchechukwu Chukwuma, said. “the award from NASAL not only underscores, the remarkable leadership role by Danbatta. But in deepening the development and growth of the telecoms sector. At the grassroots but also demonstrates the pivotal role of the EVC as a change agent. A catalyst for national development and a great Nigerian patriot.”
He said in the last five years, NASAL, as the body of state lawmakers in the country. Has consistently monitored the activities of the Danbatta-led NCC ,and observed notable improvements in telecoms services. across state constituencies in Nigeria.
“Danbatta’s efforts have manifested in enhanced access to the Internet by our people, which has given them the opportunity to participate and ventilate their views constructively. As you know, citizens’ participation in political activities is one of the attributes of an ideal democracy and Prof. Danbatta has helped to promote this ideal,” Mr Chukwuma said.
National Service Award.