President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Aminu Maida as the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
He takes over from Professor Umar Danbatta who has one and half years to the expiration of his second term as the chief telecom regulator in Nigeria.
Before his appointment Maida was the Executive Director, Technology and Operations at Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS).
He has over 15 years’ multi-functional and international experience in FinTech, Telecoms and Enterprise Technology.
Prior to his appointment at NIBSS, Maida was CTO at the Nigerian-based FinTech Arca Payments Network and Senior Manager at Cisco Systems UK.
He holds an MEng in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College London and a PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Bath UK.