The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta has undertaken a major restructuring at its senior management cadre by redeploying four directors.
The was in line with the renewed commitment by the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, to inject new ideas and energy into some aspects of the organisation’s regulatory activities, following his reappointment by President Muhammadu Buhari and repositioning to hit the ground running in the speedy implementation of the Five Year Strategic Management Plan of the Commission.
Those affected in the deployment are the Director, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Department, Mr. Efosa Idehen; Director, Public Affairs Department, Dr. Henry Nkemadu; Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, and Director, Research and Development (R and D) Department, Mr. Ephraim Nwokonneya.
In the slight change, Idehen now assumed a new position as Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau, while Nwokonneya is the Director, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Department.
Similarly, Adinde is going to be the new face of the commission’s public relations as the Director, Public Affairs Department, while Nkemadu has been redeployed to the Research and Development department of the commission, where he was a deputy director before he was promoted and moved to Public Affairs department last year.
The redeployment of Efosa, who had been the chief enforcer in the commission for about five years, and had a number of the achievements under him such as the successful enforcement of the MTN’ fine to its credit, was also strategic.
Motivated by the new confidence in his reappointment as the EVC/CEO of the commission, Danbatta has since been taking more proactive measures to demonstrate renewed vigour and commitment to strengthen regulatory activities of the commission.