Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), received a special recognition award for his contribution to the growth of digital space in Nigeria at the 2020 GAGE Awards.
The awards ceremony, held at Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos, celebrates excellence in areas of entertainment, information, inspiration, innovation and business.
The convener of the GAGE Awards, Johnson Anorh, said the event was a comprehensive celebration of outstanding individuals and brands who had positively impacted lives by leveraging the power of the internet.
“GAGE Awards select from a wealth of talent and professionals within the Nigerian and African digital ecosystem annually. Africa’s digital science is emerging and celebrating digital ingenuity will only help raise the standard of how things are currently, which in turn will be beneficial and improve quality service delivery to all,” Anorh said.
“It will also fast-track the pace of development and attract new talent. These key points are the objective of the GAGE Awards as it seeks to make the African digital scene the focus of the world.”
According to Abraham Oshadami, NCC’s head of information technology, who represented Danbatta at the event, the commission would continue to improve in all areas of its services.