OrderPaperToday – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and University of Jos are discussing collaborations in the area of cybersecurity.
The Federal University is also conferring a Honourary Doctorate degree on the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta.
These were disclosed on Wednesday when a delegation comprising six top Management of the University of Jos paid a courtesy call to the Executive Vice-Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission.
The delegation was led by Professor Theresa Nmadu, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration of the University of Jos, noted that the visit in essence is to establish a working relationship in areas of Big Data Analytics, ICT, IoT, and Cyber Security.
Prof. Nmadu stated that institution is ready to partner with the Research and Development Department of the Commission to come up with innovative technologies that will help the advancement of humanity and help curb cybercrimes and, train youths in ICT so that they could be self- dependent.
On the award, she informed the EVC that the award wilI take place 23rd of June, 2017 at University of Jos Plateau State.
She disclosed that a letter was forwarded earlier in the month and that this reminder should not come as a surprise.
In his response, Prof. Danbatta expressed gratitude to the institution, noting that the award is not just for him but the commission.
He reiterated, the commitment of the NCC to advancing the telecoms industry, the society, and support innovative technologies that will help youths become gainfully employed, improve government sources of revenue through diversification in ICT in line with the Economic Growth and Recovery Plan of the Federal Government.
The EVC applauded the past EVCs of the Commission for laying down the ground work the the current management of the commission is building and also said that NCC is willing to partner and collaborate with all relevant stakeholders of the industry.
Also speaking at the event, the Director Human Capital & Infrastructure Group at NCC, Maryam Bayi expressed appreciation for the honour to EVC/CEO NCC and stated that the NCC has been supportive to a number of schools and communities across plateau state to help bridge the digital divide gap.


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