The Federal Government at the weekend commiserated with the family of the late Alhaji Mukhtari Zimit, a former commissioner on the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Zimit served NCC for 11 years, making him a major contributor to key policies and reforms that resulted in the liberalisation and growth of the Nigeria’s telecommunications industry.
The Federal Government’s high-powered delegation to the residence of the late elder statesman in Kano was led by the Executive Vice-Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, representing the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, alongside the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris.
Speaking, Danbatta extolled the virtues of the deceased, describing him as a great contributor to the development of telecommunications industry in the country.
Danbatta offered a cash donation of N2 million to the family, while promising that the NCC will take necessary steps to immortalise him.