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ECCIMA commends NCC efforts at better telecom

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By Dennis Agbo

ENUGU- THE Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture, ECCIMA, has acknowledged the efforts of Nigeria Telecommunications Commission, NCC, in her conscientious commitment for improved and better service delivery by telecommunication operators in Nigeria.


The Chamber said that the commission has leaved up to its billings as a regulator, noting that it has made the country witness revolution in the socio-economic lives of the people.

President of ECCIMA, Sir Emeka Udeze made the commendation, Thursday, when NCC had its Day at the ongoing 30th Enugu International Trade Fair.

Udeze said that NCC in a well thought out strategy has consistently used the trade fair platform to interact with her various publics on issues affecting their telecom operations.

“The role of NCC as a regulatory agency in the development of the telecommunication sector is worthy of note, to ensure  best practices, efficient and effective service delivery by operators in the industry,” Udeze said.

Executive Director of NCC, Prof Umar Dambatta said that the commission believes that “consumer is King”, adding that commission identifies consumers’ role in the development of telecom sector and that they deserved value for their investment.

‘Telecom challenges require govt, stakeholders’ involvement’

Dambatta who was represented by the a Deputy Director, Ugonnaya Ogama disclosed that the commission has evolved a solution called Do-Not-Distrub, DND, in which consumers are advised to send STOP to a code ‘2442’ to stop unsolicited text messages.

“Another challenge that is on the commission’s front burner is the rising documented cases of cybercrime and e-fraud using telecommunications platforms.

“The commission advises consumers not to open email that is unfamiliar and also note that banks will not request personal information over the internet,” he said.

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