By Emmanuel Elebeke
The Former Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, had described telecommunication infrastructure as a critical component of Christmas season. The former EVC stated this at Phase 3 annual Christmas Carol and Cocktail organised in Abuja.
He said telecom remained important at Christmas because it makes it possible for people to communicate, interact and share their joy at the season.
Ndukwe who expressed joy at the pace of development in the sector, urged Nigerians to support government and operators in the sector to enable them offer better and improved network services to Nigerians and to the economy.
According to Ndukwe, telecom industry is an industry that affects all facets of the economy during Christmas, as people send lots of messages around the world, which could have been impossible without telecom.
“Telecom makes it possible for people to reach each other and send messages to loved ones, email and phone calls during the season. So, telecom is very important infrastructure for the Christmas and during the holiday period anywhere in the world. Hence the need for all to encourage the growth of the sector.
“Telecom is an industry that affects all facets of the economy, as you know, during Christmas, people send a lot of messages around the world, and this could have been impossible without telecom,” he said. He commended Phase 3 Telecom for doing well in the area of infrastructure deployment and provision of access to network services.
In the area of equipment deployment and quality of service, the former NCC boss extolled the brevity of Phase 3 in breaking all barriers in expanding its infrastructural base within and across the confines of Nigeria.
“I am very proud of Phase 3 in the sense that Phase 3 was licensed during my tenure as EVC and over the years. They have done very well, maintained a good corporate profile and have expanded their businesses very much to the happiness of some of us who saw them when they were starting. It has been a big pleasure seeing them grow and become such a very important company they are.