The fate of Dr. Eugene Juwah (now former boss) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) whose contract expired on July 29, 2015 has been determined as President Muhammadu Buhari today approved the appointment of Professor Umaru Garba Danbatta as the new Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the NCC.
Prof. Danbatta has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications as well as a Doctorate Degree in Electronic Engineering. His appointment as Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC is for five years.
President Muhammadu Buhari also approved the appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as the new Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Mr. Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, stated that, “Dr. Kachikwu, who was the Executive Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Exxon-Mobil (Africa), is to take over from Dr. Joseph Thlama Dawha, and he hails from Onicha-Ugbo in Delta State.He is a First Class Graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the Nigerian Law School. The new NNPC Chief Executive also has Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Law from the Harvard Law School. He started his working career with the Nigerian/American Merchant Bank before moving on to Texaco Nigeria Limited where he remained for about eight years before joining ExxonMobil.”
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