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Bello lists priorities to turn round NCC

By Prince Osuagwu
After almost two months of silence, the Acting Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Engr. Steven Bello, weekend said  his major focus was to complete the on-going projects initiated by his predecessor, Engr. Ernest Ndukwe.

Bello also announced that having flagged-off the SIM Card Registration project, his administration would review the processes designed to flag-off the Number Portability programme to widen the frontiers of choice available to telecom consumers.

He said he had taken time to study the projects and have decided to fast-track completion of mainly the projects designed to increase access to broadband and telecommunications services in the country.

Vanguard authoritatively gathered that Bello, in one of his recent meetings with senior management staff of the commission, charged the officials to be more committed to their duties and responsibilities in order not to drop on the high ratings that Ndukwe attracted to the commission.

A source close to the commission quoted the Acting EVC as reminding the senior officials of NCC that “the commission is already reputed as a foremost Telecom Regulator in Africa and we have to sustain this gain and conquer more grounds in keeping with our mission.”

Another area of concern to the Acting EVC, according to the source, is protecting the rights of consumers, quoting him as declaring that the yearning of telecoms consumers was a priority to the management of NCC and a major reason the commission recently considered using Price Cap as an instrument to reduce the cost of telecommunication services and to ensure value for money on every service delivered in the sector.


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