Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, is the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Office (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), an Erudite Engineer, Astute Administrator, Philanthropist, and an Outstanding Nation Builder per Excellence.
Born in Danbatta Local Government Council of Kano State, Prof. Danbatta obtained his BEng, MSc degrees from the Technical University of Wroclaw in Poland and his PhD from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) UK respectively.
The Distinguished Executive Vice-Chairman served as a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Technology of Bayero University Kano for 32 years, where he taught courses in telecommunications engineering and electronics and held academic positions of Dean of the Faculty and Head of Department at different times.
After his appointment as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)) in August 2015, he has tremendously transformed the Telecom Sector in the areas of Staff Welfare, Infrastructural Development, Consumer’s Empowerment and Satisfaction, Job Creation, Standard Information and Communication Technology Revolution, Research, Rebranding of the Telecom Sector, Cordial Relationship with Stakeholders, Increase in Active Mobile Broadband Penetration, Efficient Monitoring and Value Driven usage for the provision of Different Types of Services. NCC under Professor Danbatta is a recipient of several awards and recognitions both local and internationally.
As a completely detribalized Nigerian, honour came home for Professor Danbatta when the National Association of Oduduwa Students, a pan-Yoruba Students Union, made him the ‘Icon of Integrity and Agent of Communications Development’
At the recent University of Nigeria, Nsukka convocation, Danbatta joined the list of Eminent Nigerians who have delivered the Convocation Lecture of the University, delivering the 46th Convocation Lecture.
Danbatta has declared “2017 as the Year of the Consumer”. This is to underscore the importance he attaches to the Consumer.
Professor Umar Garba Danbatta is an embodiment of Excellence, an epitome of humility and a leader per excellence. He is happily married with Children.