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TELL Communications nominates Danbatta as CEO of the Year


NCC Boss, Umar Garba Danbatta

The President of TELL Communications Limited – publishers of Tell newsmagazine and Broad Street Journal, Nosa Igiebor, recently led a team of top management staff of the organization on a visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to convey the nomination of the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta as the CEO OF THE YEAR 2016.

Igiebor told Danbatta that he was greatly pleased to be at the NCC “a public sector organization with an uncommon excellent culture of public service”. “There was a massive response when we called for nominations, the choice narrowed down to the CEOs of NCC, BOI and NNPC but ultimately NCC emerged topmost, though the votes were quite close.”

Igiebor stated that TELL had devoted its entire history to publishing, championing issues of freedom and advocating good governance as a springboard to national development, but the TELL Awards For Excellence is instituted to celebrate organizations and persons inhabiting “the island of excellence where NCC stood out preeminently in the public service.”


In the course of this exercise, Igiebor said his organization interacted with the public extensively and found that some members of the public sphere did not even realize that NCC is a public sector organization – because of its performance.

“We have the honour on behalf of the Board of TELL Awards for Excellence to convey the decision of the nomination of Professor Danbatta as the CEO of the Year 2016 because he has raised the bar in excellent public service and we pray he sustains the trend and that his successors continue on that path,” Igiebor declared.

The Award will be formally presented to Professor Danbatta at an event in Lagos on June 10, 2017.Responding, Prof. Danbatta thanked the TELL team for the visit to NCC and acknowledged the recognition on behalf of Management and staff, describing the honour as historically significant because he had always seen TELL as a highly respected, greatly analytical and not sensational media, adding that TELL is indeed fitting in the category of

The Economist, Newsweek and other magazines of that genre.Prof. Danbatta told his visitors that this is the first time the Commission will have no hesitation receiving an award from a media organization because TELL is a reputable medium.


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