By Angeleen Nkwocha
The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has lauded the media for projecting the organisation’s mandate and eight point agenda which centres around broad band projection, consumer protection, investment in the country, revenue generation, quality of service and consumer satisfaction amongst other things.
This was made known during the Nigeria Union of Journalists Press Freedom Awards 2018, held over the weekend in Abuja where the organisation bagged the award of a corporate friend of the media with its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta presented with the award of distinguished friend of the media in recognition of his cordial relationship with the media.
Speaking on behalf of the EVC, the Head of Media and Public Relations, Mr. Reuben Mouka while appreciating NUJ said the award will encourage the Commission to partner more with the media adding that it’s activities wouldn’t have been made Public without the media.
a�?The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) received an award of distinguished friend of the media, and NCC also received an award as a corporate friend of the media. So, today is double award for the NCC. And wea��re glad about it because the NUJ is a very credible organization to which all journalists belong.
“This award encourages NCC to note that NUJ recognizes the commission as a corporate friend, coming from the leadership of the EVC. We believe in the media and assist in building the human capital in the media industry.
a�?All the things we have been doing wouldna��t have been recognized by public if there was no media. So, the media remains our partner in all we are doing even as it is trying to project the eight-point agenda with projects broadband penetration, consumer protection, encouraging investment in the country among other things”, he said.
The President of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Abdulwaheed Odusile, harped on the need to encourage press freedom stressing that the event is aimed at celebrating and motivating journalists, promote press freedom, good governance and deepen democracy in Nigeria as well as honour media owners, corporations, political and public office holders who have actively supported press freedom in Nigeria.