The Nigerian Communications Commission has pledged more collaboration with universities in the country towards transforming Nigeria into a knowledge -based economy .
The Chairman of NCC board , Prof . Adeolu Akande , said this while paying a courtesy visit on the Vice- Chancellor of Bayero University , Kano , Prof . Sagir Abbas .
NCC Director of Public Affairs , Dr Ikechukwu Adinde , said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja .
The statement partly read , “The NCC superintends a sector that is knowledge – driven and therefore, it can only achieve its mandate with enhanced collaboration with institutions such as BUK.
“In the absence of the citadels of learning , one could only imagine what would have become of the communications industry .
“So , if we come to Kano , we need to come to the prime centre of learning in Kano and other universities across the state .”
On his part, Abbas said , “The NCC Executive Vice -Chairman Prof Umar Danbatta has served the university diligently , as lecturer , as head of department , as Dean, as director and he was also a former VC in Kano University of Science and Technology , but wherever he goes , you find him relating to his base .
“We hold him in very high esteem and we are always happy to see him and his team discharging the national assignment he is saddled with .
“Bayero University is proud to be associated with him . We have no doubt that the board and management of NCC will enjoy him more as he begins his second term in office .”