The Director General Nigerian Army Resource Centre, (DG NARC) Major General Garba Ayodeji Wahab (rtd), with a team of senior officers of the Centre paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Head Office in Abuja.
The DG in his address informed the commission on the purpose for the establishment of the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, which serves as an interface between the systems (NARC) itself and the Nigerian Army in particular. In addition, he stated that the NARC was established on 20 November 2015 to serve as a Think-Tank to the Nigerian Army in particular and the Nation in general to look at defence and security related matters and proffer solutions to identified problems.
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In his response, the Vice Chairman/Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Danbatta represented by the Director of Research and Development Mr Ephraim Nwokonneya, urged the DG NARC to feel free to oblige the Commission with research topics especially on ICT related issues that can assist the Nigerian security services. He also pledged to give a passionate review of such and to ensure it is accommodated on their basket of research related issues.
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 is 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.
The DG and his entourage were conducted round the Commission’s Library and Museum where artifacts, relics and postal communications in both digital and analogue forms are kept.