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It was easy ride for the newly appointed Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC ), Dr Aminu Maida when he appeared for screening before the Senate Committee on Communications on Wednesday.

The Committee chaired by Senator Ikra Aliyu Bilbis (PDP Zamfara Central), saw him as a round peg for the round hole of the Nigerian Communications Commission going by his pedigree and track records in the Telecommunication cum Technological sector . com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"> js">

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Aminu Maina had prior to his appointment by President Bola Tinubu as the new Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, served as the Executive Director, Technology & Operations at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS).

He is a seasoned-technical professional with over 15 years multi-functional and international experience in FinTech & Telecoms & Enterprise Technology.

He holds an MEng in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College London and a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath UK.

Members of the committee like Senators Jimoh Ibrahim, Abdulazeez Yar’Adua, Abdul Ningi, Adamu Aliero etc, vouched for competence of the appointee for the job and commended President Tinubu for making a right choice.

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Specifically Senator Jimoh Ibrahim (APC Ondo South) said: “Going by very impressive Curriculum Vitae of the appointee submitted to us, his pedigree, expertise and functional knowledge acquired up to the Cambridge University in London, there can be no any other better choice for NCC job than him.

“He has the knowledge and capacity to bring out the best for the country from the commission in terms of better Telecom services and would surely deliver”.

In his submissions before the committee, Dr Maida said the two key areas he would be focusing on are improved coverage and connectivity of telecom services to the remotest parts of the country.

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“NCC under my leadership if confirmed as Executive Vice Chairman by the Senate, would ensure that network subscribers get value for their money, drastic reduction in drop calls, improved network coverage and rural connectivity.

“Technological innovation for stoppage of hacking into subscribers’ accounts would also be at the front burner of actions to be taken in no distant time”, he said .

Apparently impressed by his submissions, the Committee Chairman, put a voice vote to members for the appointee to take a bow and go which was affirmatively responded to, by all members who shouted Ayes!

Feelers from the committee , indicate that report for Maida’s appointment confirmation by the Senate, will be presented in plenary today and adopted .

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