By Angeleen Nkwocha
Erstwhile Director of Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr Tony Ojobo retires honourably today from the nation’s telecom regulatory body after eighteen years of meritorious service to the commission.
In a statement appreciating the media for it’s enormous support in helping bring the commission’s activities to public limelight, Ojobo said his work at NCC started as a deputy director in the office of former Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Dr Ernest Ndukwe where he superintended over the World Bank project and other institutional support the Commission had at the time preparatory to licensing of digital mobile operators in 2001.
He averred that he led the team that conducted the demand study- a prerequisite for determining the potential demand and economic visibility of Telecommunication services to Consumers in the country.
He later became a deputy director in the administration department, headed licensing and zonal operations, acting director support services and Director human capital and infrastructure group from 2010-2012 and was redeployed to the Public Affairs department as the Director Public Affairs in 2012.
Ojobo said quality of service, unsolicited messages, porting challenges, MTN fine inbroglio and Sim card registration issues are some of the challenges being frontally addressed by the Commission adding that they are work in progress.
Ojobo who said he will be pursuing other interests including the completion of his doctorate programme in entrepreneurship and leadership with the Walden University in Minnesota United States of America, described the media as harbinger of news and information and critical stakeholders in the affairs of NCC.