Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Wednesday, received a Distinguished Award from the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON).

Danbatta received the award in his office in Abuja on Wednesday from the President of ATCON, Olusola Teniola in company of the association’s Executive Secretary, Ajibola Olude.

Presenting the award, Teniola said it was in appreciation of the EVC’s laudable contribution towards the successful hosting of ATCON’s virtual national dialogue held for the industry earlier in the month.

The ATCON President said the organisation was recognising and appreciating Prof. Danbatta “for being a panel discussant on ‘Meeting the Interests of the Government, Consumers, Telecoms and ICT Companies in the era of COVID-19 and Post COVID-19 Pandemic Cum Digital Era’ dated August 2020.”

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Speaking, Prof. Danbatta thanked the association for the recognition and for the critical role it is playing in the overall development of the telecoms and ICT industry as a whole.