Executive Vice Chairman, EVC and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah, has said the commission spent N1 billion for various school projects in 2014.
“last year alone the Commission expended the sum of N1bn (One Billion Naira) for various projects in Nigerian Universities and Secondary Schools through the provision of laptops, desktops, digital content as well as internet access.
“We at the Commission also went out of our way to intervene in spreading digital penetration in Nigeria which is our core mandate.
“This year, we shall empower a number of Universities and Polytechnics with 1000 tablets each as learning tools so that when the students graduate, they will be digitally empowered to excel anywhere in the world,” a statement made available to Nigerian pilot yesterday said.
According to the statement, the NCC boss said this when he bagged the Pan-African Servant Leadership Award in Abuja.
The African Student Union Parliament, ASUP is an umbrella body that covers all Student Union in 51 member countries with the objectives of encouraging cooperation among member states’ students.
Describing Juwah as “detribalised Nigerian, lover of students/youths, a charismatic personality with credible credentials of efficient service delivery, high administrative acumen, financial prudence and community service”, the students led by the Speaker of the Parliament, Mr. Larota Chekibe (University Du Kokodi, Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire), said “these are unsung realities that mark him as an iconic patriot in our African Society worthy of emulation”.
“Youths need role models whose dedication to duty is exemplary, and Juwah fits perfectly into this bill.
“All men were born equal but destiny makes the difference. While some privileged few bask in the euphoria of contentment and hedonism, rare kinds like Juwah have chosen a path that mitigate the adverse effect of the economic imbalance, astute dedication to effective service delivery and Spartan Patriotism”.
The Speaker urged NCC to extend its development of the telecoms industry to other African countries through exchange programmes and regional conferences “because the challenges facing the continent are similar and for us to build the Africa of our collective dreams, we must learn to imbibe and embrace the Pan-African ideology if we view our challenges as the same”.
The students said the choice of Juwah was applauded by all the members of Parliament at a conference held at the University of Livingstonia, Malawi.
“Receiving the award, Juwah, said “this award has raised the stakes for higher commitment and dedication to service delivery in our usual transparent and robust regulation of the telecoms sector in Nigeria,” the statement said.

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