IT NEWS NIGERIA:
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been
described as a flagship public sector organisation delivering statutory world
class regulatory services.
Two partners of the Commission – the National Orthopedic
Hospital, Dala, Kano; and the Federal College of Animal Health and Production
Technology, Vom, Plateau State – said this today when the top echelon of the
institutions’ Management paid courtesy visit to NCC to Express gratitude for
Dr Abubakar Maina Waziri, Head Clinical Services at the
Orthopedic Hospital, who led the delegation to NCC on behalf of Dr Muhammed
Salihu, the Hospital’s Chief Medical Director, noted that the Wireless Cloud, a
component of NCC’s Schools Support Programme, has been of great value to the
The Wireless Cloud is a connectivity project of NCC which
guarantees its beneficiary access to the Internet provided they are within a
certain geographical distance from the service point. Thus, those within the
precinct of the project could log on to their devices and access the Internet.
Similarly, Dr. Christine Utoh-Ojemidia, Provost of the
Federal College of Animal Health, who led the College’s delegation to the Commission
in the afternoon, said she came with her colleagues to convey the appreciation
of the staff and student of the school – founded in 1941 – for the benefits the
ADAPTI training they had has afforded the institution.
The ADAPTI, an acronym for the Advanced Digital Appreciation
Programme for Tertiary Institutions, entails the provision of desktop computers
and other facilities in a controlled environment for the purpose of learning
The two institutions’ representatives also solicited further support from the Commission in order to expand the reach of the available infrastructure at their location due to the increase in the population and needs of their respective communities.
Utoh-Ojemidia; Solanke; Nkemadu; Ibrahim
Responding to the organisations, Iyabode Solanke, who
received the visitors on behalf of NCC’s Chief Executive, Prof. Umar Danbatta,
stated that the Commission was gratified by the revelation of the two
institutions about the affordances of NCC’s intervention at the two
institutions and appealed to the representatives to continue to deploy the
facilities for the benefit of the institutions. She promised to transmit the
new requests and desire of the institutions for greater support and partnership
to the Executive Vice Chairman. Finally, Solanke reiterated NCC’s commitment to
continue to facilitate and support the availability of broadband services by
promoting the deployment available, accessible, affordable, fast and reliable
network services because of its implications for the productivity of the
citizens and overall health of the Nigerian economy.