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NCC receives outstanding partnership award from ISACA

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Nasiru Yusuf

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been honoured with “Outstanding Partnership” award by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

The Association said it was satisfied with the support, collaboration and partnership with the NCC and the great strides the Commission has accomplished as the national regulatory authority for telecommunication in Nigeria.

Glory Idehen, President of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter of ISACA, referenced activities of the Commission as the regulator of the telecoms, a sector that has enabled growth in other sectors of the economy.

Idehen said ISACA is particularly happy to be associated with NCC.

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Dambatta, who was represented by Abraham Oshadami, Head Information Technology at NCC, thanked ISACA for the award.

Prof. Dambatta noted that as a leading public sector organisation regulating telecoms, NCC takes information technology governance as critical.

Accordingly, the EVC stated that it is just natural that NCC was able to relate warmly with ISACA which is also focused on information technology governance.

The EVC expressed gladness that some staff of the Commission are also members of ISACA and hope that the association will continue to encourage professional capacity building among the nation’s workforce.

The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) is an international not-for-profit professional body with over 200 chapters globally.

The Association is reputed for the development and use of information technology systems knowledge and practices to enhance efficiency in corporate governance structures.

NCC Reiterates Commitment to Knowledge-sharing with all Stakeholders

Meanwhile, the NCC has reaffirmed its commitment to the spread of knowledge because it is key to human capacity building which is necessary for reshaping patterns of growth and development.

Abigail Sholanke, Director, Corporate Planning, Strategy and Risk Management (CPRSM) at NCC stated this while receiving the students of Africa Community Secondary School, Asokoro, Abuja, who came on an educational visit to the Commission.

Sholanke, who was represented by Nwabuogo Chambers Okorie, a Senior Manager at CPRSM Department, urged the students to take advantage of the opportunity their school has offered them to learn diligently.

She affirmed that appropriate knowledge was the key driver in enhancing the patterns of growth and national development.

Okorie informed the students that the NCC’s  educational visit programme is designed to provide students with an opportunity to relate classroom teachings to real world situations, and also provide opportunities for them to participate in non-curriculum activities outside their normal school routine.

Chisom Ndukwe-Echetabu, a Manager in Consumer Affairs Bureau (CAB) of the Commission and Edowaye Makanjuola, a Manager in Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), took the students through a learning curve on the activities of the Commission and activities of the Fund, as well as consumer protection awareness campaigns and cybercrime and cybersecurity.

The students visited the NCC Museum and a few other places at the Commission to enable them understand the evolution of telecommunication through the artefacts.

Through the presentations, the students were also educated on other aspects of the Commission’s operations.

The students, who were excited about the visit, also asked questions which were clarified by the staff of the Commission who made the presentations.

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Photo News: Emir Sanusi visits Sultan of Sokoto

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Aminu Abdullahi

The former Emir of Kano has on Monday paid a courtesy visit to Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll.

Kano Focus reports that the pictures of the visit were published on a Facebook page linked to former Emir named ‘Sanusi ll Dynasty’.

Though the reason of the visit was not stated, but the former Emir has paid similar visit to Lamido of Adamawa in his capacity as leader of Tijjaniyya sect in Nigeria.

Emir Muhammad Sanusi ll

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Kano to revive bilateral relationship with Pakistan

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Aminu Abdullahi

Kano State Government has expressed commitment to revive the long existing relationship with Pakistan.

KANO FOCUS reports that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje gave the assurance on monday while receiving the Pakistani High Commissioner to Nigeria Muhammad Tayyab Azam at the Government House.

Ganduje represented by his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said Kano endowed with lots of potentials is open for people to come and invest, particularly those from Pakistan.

“We are happy for showing commitment towards reviving the long relationship between us. I can remember the partnership we have in the engagement of Pakistani teachers in our schools which has yielded a lot today.”

“Even in the area of agricultural mechanization we have partnered with Pakistan especially in the supply of tractors to our farmers,therefore I feel if we continue to explore agriculture it will be beneficial to both Kano and Pakistan”.

The Governor also commended Pakistan for showing interest in reviving the bilateral relationship with Kano State.

In his remarks the Pakistani High Commissioner Muhammad Tayyab Azam described the visit to Kano as historic and important being the first state he visited since assuming office.

“I know the importance of Kano as hub of business in Nigeria, after Lagos Kano is next where there is business opportunity”.

“There was a time in Kano when most schools   have many Pakistani teachers..my aim is to bring back that relationship”.

He however pointed out that Kano and Pakistan have similarities in both values and culture therefore it is important to deepen the relationship so as to sustain the partnership in  the areas of health and agriculture as that will create opportunities for our people towards boosting the economy.

The High Commissioner was accompanied during the visit by Pakistani Consul General in Kano Ahmed Ibrahim Yakasai.

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ACF revives Kano chapter

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The Arewa Consultative Forum ( ACF) has resuscitated it Kano State chapter and nominated a 14- member Interim Executive Committee to run its affairs for the next six months.

Kano Focus reports that the Forum has mandated the new leadership to organise a general congress that may elect a new council.

A statement issued on Monday by the publicity secretary of the Forum Bello Sani Galadanchi reported that at the inaugural ceremony presided by a member of ACF Board of Trustees, Halliru Akilu, the non- partisan voluntary organization also nominated delegates to its National Executive Committee ( NEC) engagements.

Akilu, a retired Brigadier- General, tasked the new leadership to work in unity, and restore all ACF organs and activities for the betterment of our society.

He stressed that the ACF which is apolitical, believes in the unity of the country, but aspires to see the glory of the north restored, and the economic fortunes of the region tapped for the greater benefit of our people and the nation as a whole.

In his acceptance speech, the new Chairman of the ACF Interim Committee, NaShehu Hassan Abubakar thanked the congregation for finding him worthy of the enormous responsibility.

Abubakar, a retired Air Vice Marshall (AVM) assured the ACF National body and people of Kano State of his determination to steer the ship creditably, selflessly and in strict compliance with ACF desire to improve the lot of our people, as well as agitate for their rights.

Other committee members nominated at the ceremony include Aishatu Yakubu Maijama’a (Deputy Chairperson); Shehu Aliyu (Vice- Chairman); Muhammad Mustapha Yahaya (Secretary); Sani Bala Tela (Assistant Secretary); Rabia Hussein Adamu (Treasurer); and Mairo Bello (Assistant Treasurer).

Others   are Mahadi Sadiq Abubakar, (Financial Secretary);  Hafsat Namadi Bebeji (Assistant Financial Secretary); Bello Sani Galadanchi (Publicity Secretary); Tanimu Ibrahim Getso (Assistant  Publicity Secretary); Kabir Mukhtar (Legal Adviser); Muhammad Kabir Haruna (Assistant Legal Adviser); and Azimi Namadi Bebeji (Auditor).

The inaugural ceremony attracted Youth and Women wings of the ACF whose members were nominated into both the executive committee and the NEC.

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) is apolitical and socio-cultural association of leaders in Northern Nigeria formed in 2000 to protect Northern interest in the political scene.

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