FG to immortalise late NCC board member, donates N2m to family
PRESIDENT Muhammad Buhari, on behalf of the Federal Government, has donated the sum of N2 million for the family of a late member board member of the Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, Alhaji Mukhtari Zimit, promising the family that the name of the late member would be mortalise.
Delivering the condolence message on Sunday, at the residence of the late board member, the Federal Government delegation was led by the Vice-Chairman of the NCC, Professor Umar Dambatta.
“The main reason for our being here is to come and condole the family of the late Alh Mukhtari Zimit.
“This is the residence of the late Alh Mukhtari Zimit who passed away. To many who may not know, Alhaji Mukhtari Zimit was a one-time member of the governing board of the Nigerian Communication Commission,” the Vice-Chairman said.
On the goodwill of the Federal Government to the bereaved family, Dambatta explained that the NCC will certainly do something to immortalise the late Zimit while he offered N2m to the family.
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“He served the commission at the board level meritoriously for 11 years. So it is befitting now that he is deceased, that the Commission, under the directive of the honourable minister of communication, under the directive of the President and commander-in-chief of the federation, Muhammdu Buhari, to come and condole the family of the late Alh Mukhtari Zimit.
“The board will decide on what it will do to immortalise him, I don’t want to preempt on that.”
He further stated that the board of the Nigerian Communication Commission has that tradition of giving a donation to families of the deceased and it’s being done in this case with the donation of N2m.
“As you are aware the board is the policy organ of the Nigerian Communication Commission. So all the transformation you have seen in the Nigerian Communication Commission over the past 20 years were as a result of the hard work that the board of the NCC put in place during the tenure of Mukhtari Zimit.
“Indeed the commission has lost a very dear friend and a very important personality who saw and participated in the important part that culminated in the culmination of the communication industry in general in the country.