The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) at the weekend announced the redeployment of two directors and other senior officers to key departments in the commission.
The redeployment is contained in a statement issued by Reuben Muoka, Director of Public Affairs at NCC.
Under the new arrangement, Dr Alhassan Haru moves to the Technical Standards and Network Integrity (TSNI).
Mr Efosa Idehen now heads the Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (CME) department.
The CME department monitors the industry and enforces compliance with industry rules of engagement.
Muoka stated that the commission made the redeployment to further enhance operational efficiency and sustain regulatory excellence.
The Executive Vice-Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, also approved movement of other senior staff to head critical departments.
This is a sequel to the recent retirement of some directors, who reached 60 years of age.
Dr Haru, hitherto Director of New Media and Information Security, takes over from retiring Bako Wakil at the TSNI department.
TSNI oversees the maintenance of international standards and integrity of the national network, including quality of service (QoS) and equipment type approvals.
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Idehen, who formerly heads CME, takes over from Mr Ephraim Nwokonneya at the Consumer Affairs Bureau (CAB).
Nwokonneya has also begun his retirement leave.
Mr Philip Eretan, Deputy Director takes over the Projects Department of the Commission, from Mrs Iyabo Sholanke who has retired.
Similarly, Mr Kelechi Nwankwo, another deputy director, took over as head of Corporate Planning Strategy and Risk Management (CPSRM) from an erstwhile director, Mr Felix Adeoye.
Dr Chidi Diugwu, deputy director at NMIS, took over from Haru as head of the department while Mrs Safiya Jijji assumed duty as Ag. Head of Zonal Operations, following the retirement of the erstwhile director, Mrs Amina Shehu.
Another deputy director, Banji Ojo, takes over from Idehen as Head of CAB.
Danbatta charged the new appointees to work in tandem with the Commission’s Strategic Management Plan (SMP) for 2020-2024 and NCC’s Strategic Vision Implementation Plan (SVP) for 2020-2025.
He assured industry stakeholders of NCC’s determination to provide essential regulatory support to consolidate growth already recorded in the industry.
“NCC will continue to put round pegs in round holes to sustain its operational efficiency and regulatory excellence,” he promised.
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