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Left to Right: Thomas Isibor, Country Head, ACCA, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC and Victor Ayoola, Education Manager, ACCA

Why NCC Bags Certified Accountants Awards

NCC Receives Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ‘Approved Employer- Professional Development Award in recognition of the continuing professional development opportunities provided by NCC to its staff that are members of ACCA




The Nigerian Communications Commission received the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) ‘Approved Employer Professional Development Award at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja on 9th May, 2018.


While presenting the Award to Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO NCC; Thomas Isibor, the Country Head, Association of Chartered Accountants, Nigeria, stated that ACCA ‘Approved Employer’ Award is awarded to NCC in recognition of its high standards of staff training and development.


Isibor described NCC as an iconic organization and, that ACCA has monitored the Commission’s performance in human development and its effective regulation of the industry over time before considering the Commission for this prestigious Award. He indicated that ACCA evaluate employers across the globe in terms of staff development and progression and, ACCA has adjudged NCC qualified for the ‘Approved Employer’ Award.


“We are recognizing NCC for the investments it makes in human capital development and we are very proud with the partnership that we are forming; it is also the beginning of a relationship and I believe we can take it to great heights”, said Isibor.


The EVC/ CEO NCC, while receiving the Award stated that the task at the Commission requires diversified competencies and collective approach to attain desired objectives of ensuring qualitative and efficient telecommunications services, as well as universal access to services made available and affordable for all. Professor Danbatta informed the ACCA team about the Management’s 8-Point Agenda or Strategic Vision Plan envisioning NCC’s direction and objectives and, that strategic collaboration and partnership is one item among the 8-Point Agenda that the Commission accords seriousness. On Broadband deployment, Prof. Danbatta talked about the licensing of Infracos to provide Broadband services across the country and how that will help address Financial inclusion for Nigerians living in underserved and unserved locations.


Prof. Danbatta concluded by saying that the Commission is strongly committed to attaining its mandate as provided for in the Nigerian Communications Act, 2003 and will partner with all relevant stakeholders to drive development in the telecoms industry.

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