The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has appointed Nnamdi Nwokike as director of its public affairs.
Nwokike’s appointment follows the retirement of Tony Ojobo who attained the mandatory age of 60 years.
Prior to this new position, Nwokike, 58, was the director, corporate strategy planning and risk management of the NCC.
His appointment took effect from October 8, 2018.
Nwokike’s career in NCC began in 2001 when he became the deputy director and pioneer head, consumer affairs department, a department he started and renamed Consumer Affairs Bureau (CAB).
At CAB, he created the consumer parliament, consumer outreach programmes, consumer bill of rights and consumer factsheets which have remained veritable channels for handling consumer complaints, consumer education and general dissonance in the market.
In 2007, Nigeria, through the NCC, supported the candidature of Nwokike for the executive secretary position to head the West Africa Telecommunications Regulatory Assembly (WATRA).
Nwokike, a native of Anambra, contested and won the election, and went on to serve as executive secretary from 2007 to 2013.
He returned to NCC in early 2013 and traversed the Commission’s Project and Strategy canvass as Director, Projects Department.
Nwokike had worked with the Nigerian Breweries Plc, Seven Up Bottling Company and Leventis Stores between 1996 and 2001.
He attended the University of South westhern Louisiana, Lafayette USA and obtained BBA Economics (Cum Laude Hons) in 1982.
In 1985, he enrolled for MBA at the University of Nigeria, Enugu campus where he bagged Master of Business Admiration (MBA) in marketing.