The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta has said that 50 percent of the Commission’s management team is made up of women.
Professor Danbatta, in a message commemorating the International Women Day (IWD) today, March 8, said that such women have not disappointed in the various areas they are placed, saying that they have excelled.
“About fifty percent of the Commission’s Management team is made up of women who have distinguished themselves, and demonstrated capacity, capability and desirability to contribute to the success of the Commission in promoting and sustaining the growth of the telecoms sector.
He said that the occasion of the International Women Day presents another opportunity to reiterate the Commission’s irrevocable commitment to promoting gender equality and inclusive participation in line with the theme of the celebration: ‘DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality.’”
“It has been established across the world, and in all parts of human endeavours that inclusion of women in leadership, has contributed in commensurate organic growth, which justifies the notion that development of any nation will be incomplete without the participation and contributions of women.
“This is why we are deliberate, purposeful and conscious of the need to encourage women and girls to partake of the innovative digital opportunities available to them to improve their lives and skills in ways that fulfill their needs and aspirations through their chosen careers.”
The NCC Boss congratulated the women folk, saying that he expected them to continue to play greater roles they have been destined to play in promoting peace and harmony in the world.