By GBENGA ARIYIBI
ADO EKITI — CHAIRMAN, House of Representatives Committee on Communications, Mr. Oyetunde Ojo, has promised people of Ekiti State that the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, will complete the emergency centre in the state before the end of this year.
He said the commission has built emergency centres across the country to assist people who are in distress to call for help in cases of robbery, fire and other emergencies.
Ojo, who made the promise at Ikole Ekiti, weekend, pointed out that the programme has taken off in Awka, Anambra State and Minna, in Niger State.
He, however, noted that the project will be deployed in the 36 states of the federation.
According to him, other stations, including that of Ekiti, would be completed before the end of this year.
The lawmaker further warned that the NCC will not relent in imposing sanctions on any telecommunication company that engages in sharp practices in Nigeria.
The All Progressives Congress lawmaker, however, observed that incessant damage to the companies’ service stations remains a great task that must be tackled at all costs in the country.
The lawmaker, who is representing Ekiti Central Federal Constituency 2 at the National Assembly, said Nigerians may continue to witness poor network services, except the rampant cases of ‘robbery, vandalism, fire and bombing of the stations are checked.
He equally urged Nigerians to treat telecommunication equipment as critical national infrastructures like those of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, for improved service in the sector.
He noted that this is the only way citizens can enjoy uninterrupted network, adding that the effectiveness of the NCC in performing its regulatory duties, had forced the companies to reduce their tariffs to as low as four naira.