Biography of Umaru Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC.

Biography of Umaru Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC.

Umaru Garba Danbatta
Umaru Garba Danbatta
Umaru Garba Danbatta, was appointed the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Commission.(NCC) on August 4, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He was born in Danbatta Local Governement Council of Kano State, Nigeria.

His Educational Qualifications includes a B.Eng, Msc. and PhD. Degrees from the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology United Kingdom, respectively.
Umaru Garba Danbatta began his career as a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the faculty of Technology at Bayero University, Kano. Where his area of specialty was Telecommunications Engineering and information and Communications Technology. Prior to his appointment, he has held top management positions at various times like, Head of Department, Dean of Faculty.
Also worthy of note is the administrative positions he has also held at the University including Deputy and acting Dean of Student?s Affairs, Director of the Centre for information Technology(CIT). He was also a member of several committees including the Chairmanship of the implementation Committee of the Kano State University of Science and Tecnology. He thereafter became the pioneer Deputy and Acting Vice-Chancellor in 2001.
Through hardwork and determination, he rose to become Professor of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Bayero University, Kano, specializing in Telecommunications Engineering and Information and Communications Technology. He has supervised over 60 Doctorate, Masters and Degree projects in diverse areas of telecommunications and has also served as an external examiner to several Universities and Polytechnics. He is also an assessor, technical reviewer and editorial examiner to several research journals.
Umaru Garba Danbatta has to his credit more than 50 articles in journals, conference proceedings and technical reports. Also to his credit is a book titled ?Elements of Static Engineering Electromagnetics.
He was the vice president of the Digital Bridge Institute(DBI), International Centre for Advanced Communications Studies, which was founded in 2004 by the Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC) to build capacity for the Nigerian/African Telecon industry in the diverse areas of Information and Communication Technology(ICT)
Umaru Garba Danbatta is a recipient of several awards and certificates of honour. He is a member of the council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria(Coren) and also a COREN Registered Engineer and a member of the Nigerian Society of Enigeers(NSE)
Prior to Umaru Garba Danbatta?s appointment, Dr. Eugene Juwah whose tenure expired on July 29, 2015 was the Chief Executive of Nigerian Communications Commission.(NCC).

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