The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has commiserated with the family and friends of the Nnama Royal Family of Nibo, Anambra State over the death of Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma Nnama, former Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission.
Late Dr. Nnama was shot dead by unknown men in his village, Nibo on March 27, 2014, and will be buried on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Ezilowo Haven, Nibo, Anambra State.
In a condolence message after his demise, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Eugene Juwah regretted that the life of Dr. Nnama who served the Commission at a critical transition period after the military, with the elected civilian government, was cut short in an unfortunate circumstance.
“It is most regrettable that the life of this statesman was cut short by unknown gunmen in his home town, Nibo, at the prime of his retirement after a meritorious service to the nation”, he said.
He said during his stint as the EVC of NCC, late Dr. Nnama displayed an uncommon passion in the promotion of the potentials of telecommunications as a catalyst for national development.
“When the history of the nation’s telecommunications development is written, Dr. Nnama will occupy a meritorious space for his contributions towards accelerated deregulation of the industry and the transformation witnessed in the industry from 2001”, he said.
At the Night of Tributes hosted in the honour of the departed Dr. Nnama at the Muson Centre Onikan, Lagos, on June 11, 2014, Dr. Juwah, who was represented by the Director of Public Affairs of NCC, Mr. Tony Ojobo, said late Dr. Nnama had a vision that telecommunications services will transform lives and businesses and would contribute to the development of our nation.
In the course of his administration, he developed the memorable “You too Can Phone”, slogan with which he dreamt about a phone revolution where every Nigerian location will be covered by communications signals while every Nigerian could afford todays’ communications equipment.
“I think most Nigerian are now living the dream of late Dr. Nnama, through the regulatory activities of the Nigerian Communications Commission”, he said.