The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Eugene Juwah,  has been elected as the new Chairman  of the Council and Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO).

The election took place during the CTO just concluded Annual Council Meeting held in Dhaka, Bangladesh at the weekend.

"We are delighted and honoured to be elected to this position, and we look forward to working with all members to continue to guide Management in its ICT4D efforts,"  Juwah, who will assume this position on behalf of the West African country, said.

Juwah was previously 1st Vice-Chair of the CTO. He has over thirty years of experience in the IT and telecommunications sectors, including over 20 years of the above in top management-level positions.

Appointed in July 2010 in his current position at the NCC, he championed the introduction of emergency communication services, mobile number portability, SIM card registrations and broadband access expansion in Nigeria.

He takes over as Chairman of the CTO from Juma Kandie, Director for Human Capital and Administration at the Communications Authority of Kenya.