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NCC bags Best MDA Website of the Year Award at Maiden Edition of Nigerian Online Merit Award

L-R: Sanusi A. Aliyu, Deputy Manager, Public Affairs Department, NCC, Engr. Abraham Oshadami, Head, Information Technology Department, NCC, (holding the Best MDA Website of the year Award) and Amaka Agwaniru, Senior Manager, Public Affairs Department, NCC, at the 2018 NiOMA Awards, held on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has received the Best MDA Website of the Year Award at the Maiden Edition of Nigerian Online Merit Award, NiOMA, held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos, on July 13, 2018, where the Honorable Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, also bagged the Minister of The Year Award.
Receiving the Award, the Head of Information Technology, NCC, Engr. Abraham Oshadami, who received the Award on behalf of the EVC, NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, expressed delight at the recognition of the good work that NCC is doing with its website, to reach and educate the public on its activities. “If you look at the content of our website, the information on the website, you will know that this Award is deserving. Remember, this is not the first Award we are getting. The Web Jurist Award also went to the NCC, so, there is no doubt about it, as these are different bodies, giving us the same Award”, he stressed. It will be recalled that the NCC also received the Web Jurist Award 2017 Best Website in the MDA category Award, at an event organised in January, 2018.

Engr. Abraham Oshadami, Head, Information Technology Department, NCC, answering questions from Journalists, after receiving the Best MDA Website of the year Award, on behalf of the EVC, NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, at the 2018 NiOMA Awards, held on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

The organisers stated that NCC’s website is the most interactive, when compared with those of other MDA’s. “In a survey conducted on the MDA’s websites, NCC web presents the most interactive, current, relevant and error-free site, aside from its unique design and simplicity”, the organisers of the 2018 NiOMA Awards stated.
The organisers also noted that, the response to visitors on the NCC website, was consistently found to be within the threshold of globally acceptable turnaround time, when it was tested and it also surpassed those of the other MDA’s in the effective use of social media. “NCC makes effective use of its social media in the management of its audience, which cuts across diverse demographics. Its social channels – Facebook page, Twitter handle and Instagram record huge followership”, the organisers observed. In particular, the organisers noted that, the “2442 Do-Not-Disturb” service, meant t curtail indiscriminate and vexatious texts messages from telecom providers, is well projected on the website and social media pages of the NCC. The Livestream of government functions on the NCC website was also commended by the organisers.
The 2018 NiOMA Awards, was chaired by Mr. Ernest Ndukwe, a former EVC, NCC, with captains of industry, such as, Mr. Leo Stan Ekeh, Lady Maiden Ibru, the publisher of the Guardian Newspaper, Prof Wale Omole, the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Guardian Newspaper, Mr. Eze Anaba, Editor, Vanguard Newspaper and a host of others.

A cross-section of the Awardees, at the 2018 NiOMA Awards, held on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja,Lagos. 4th from left, is Engr. Abraham Oshadami, Head, Information Technology Department, NCC, who represented the EVC, NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, at the 2018 NiOMA Awards, held on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

The Guest Speaker, Mr. Leo Stan Ekeh, the Chairman of Zinox Technologies, gave a lecture at the event, titled, “Leveraging the internet revolution, to leapfrog Nigeria’s development”, in which he called for the opening of the cloud to as many Nigerian communities as possible, in order to make the internet accessible to the majority of the people, at reduced cost, to enable them to take advantage of the positive use of the internet to improve their lives and expand their business horizon.

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