By Stanley Iwuoha
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has received MONEYReport Magazine’s ‘MAN OF THE YEAR ‘(2020) award in Abuja.
Presenting the award, publisher and executive editor of MONEYReport Magazine and Publications,
Mr Nik Ogbulie, noted that Prof. Danbatta emerged winner after considerations by the Board of Editorial Advisors of the publication at the end of the 2020 economic development calendar in the country, where the leadership efforts and impacts of major operators in the Nigerian economy were x-rayed.
Ogbulie, who described Danbatta as an erudite scholar said he demonstrated outstanding and selfless sense of responsibility as a leader and a super transformer of the Nigerian communications industry, with commanding innovations that have optimised Nigeria’s very long walk to telecommunications efficiency; an effort that has also improved the effectiveness of telcos and turned financial activities some 360 degrees, enabling financial and economic hot-spots within every 200 meters in major cities across the country.
The management of the magazine indicated that the MONEYReport MAN OF THE YEAR award is a different brand of recognition for service, taking into consideration the strength of the activities of Nigerians that have the opportunity of enabling economic growth and the impact of such activities to a larger segment of the population.
The award seeks to empower development operators in the system to do more by creating new innovations wherever they find themselves, like Professor Danbatta is currently doing.
“As an international economic magazine focusing Nigeria’s relevance to global development, it is our duty to mainstream Nigeria’s best to the global space with the intention of creating new roles for our best who possess the potentials of upholding international standards in what they do.
“This is also why our reports also focus activities where Nigerian operators, industries, banks, oil and gas, telecoms, education, health and capital market as well as leaders find good roles,” said Ogbulie.
He further noted that “the deepening of the communications infrastructure is the first element that throws up the dialogue on financial inclusion which is considered the winning signals for the existence of a cashless society.