Akande inaugurated as NCC chairman
Adeolu Akande has been inaugurated as chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) board by Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the country’s minister of communications and digital economy.
Akande’s inauguration comes shortly after his appointment was confirmed by the senate, despite opposition by some members.
Pantami urged Akande to “hit the ground running,” adding: “You have a huge task ahead of you. The appointment should not be seen as a privilege, but as a responsibility, and the primary interest of the board should be the primary interest of Nigeria.”
The minister also advised NCC board members not to interfere with the management of the commission, noting that it is the management’s responsibility to run the NCC’s day-to-day affairs. “There should not be conflict; we should maintain our demarcations,” he added.
Akande said: “The board will achieve the objectives and its mandate. NCC has a huge role to play, majorly in the security of the country. I give you the commitment we will work in harmony.”