Nigerian Communications Commission

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is the independent regulatory authority for the telecommunications industry in Nigeria. The NCC was created under Decree number 75 by the [Federal Military Government of Nigeria] on 24 November 1992. The NCC was charged with the responsibility of regulating the supply of telecommunications services and facilities, promoting competition, and setting performance standards for telephone services in Nigeria. The Decree has been abrogated and replaced with the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA) 2003. Umar Garba is the present head of (NCC) assumed office since 2015.[1]

Organizational structureEdit

The commission is headed by a board of nine commissioners, composed of the Chairman (a non-executive commissioner), the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, two Executive Commissioners, and five other non-executive commissioners.

There are 20 departments, one directorate three other administratively constitutive sections which are the Offices of the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive, and the Offices of the two Executive Commissioners. The Departments of New Media and Information Security; Technical Standards and Network Integrity; and Spectrum Administration report to the Executive Commissioner Technical Services. The Departments of Legal and Regulatory Services; Licensing and Authorization; Consumer Affairs; and Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement report to the Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management. The remaining Departments report to the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer. Among the Departments that report to the EVC/CEO is the Universal Service Provision Fund - established under the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 to facilitate the achievement of national policy goals for universal access and universal service to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in rural, un-served and under-served areas in Nigeria. The Fund is being managed to facilitate the widest possible access to affordable telecommunications services for greater social equity and inclusion for the people of Nigeria.

Directorates and DepartmentsEdit

Spectrum Administration DepartmentEdit

  • Spectrum Planning
  • Spectrum Assignment
  • Spectrum Utilization & Monitoring
  • Spectrum Database Management

Licensing and Authorization DepartmentEdit

Universal Service Provision FundEdit

Research and Development DepartmentEdit

Technical Standards & Network IntegrityEdit

  • Wireless Networks
  • Fixed Networks and Converged Services
  • Interconnection & Network Monitoring

Legal and Regulatory Services DepartmentEdit

  • License Docs/Registry
  • Telecoms laws/Regulations
  • Dispute Resolution

Directorate of Human Capital and Infrastructure GroupEdit

  • Administration Department
  • Human Capital Department
  • Information Technology Department
  • Procurement Department

Public Affairs DepartmentEdit

  • Public Relations
  • Media Management
  • Legislative and Government Relations
  • Online Media and Special Publications
  • Protocol

Consumer Affairs DepartmentEdit

Finance DepartmentEdit

Commission SecretariatEdit

Project DepartmentEdit

Policy Competition and Economic Analysis DepartmentEdit

Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement DepartmentEdit

New Media and Information Security DepartmentEdit

Corporate Planning and Strategy DepartmentEdit

Zonal Operations DepartmentEdit

The Offices of the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO; and the Offices of the other two Executive Commissioners also have established and functional administrative structures. The International Affairs Unit is part of the Office of the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive.

List of present commissioners 2019Edit

  • Chairman - Otunba Olabiyi Durojaiye
  • Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive - Professor Umar Danbatta
  • Executive Commissioner (Technical Services)- Engr. Ubale Maska
  • Member - Mr. Clement Baiye
  • Member - Prof. Millionaire Freeborn Nestor Abowei
  • Member - Mr. Aliyu Saidu Abubakar
  • Member - Mr. Salman Abdulazeez Muhammed


  1. ^ "In Line For Online". The Business Year. Retrieved 2020-08-04.

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