The Nigerian Communications Communication has stated that it has taken steps in ensuring that Telecommunication Communication companies in the Nigeria remain strong
The executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Professor Uman Dabatta, made the statement in Lagos during the 81st edition of the Telecoms Consumer Parliament (TCP).
Prof. Uman Danbatta was represented at the event by Mr. Sunday Dare, the Executive Commissioner (Stakeholder Management), NCC.
He said that the Nigerian Communications Commission would be conducting its regulatory functions in order to ensure that companies operating in the country’s Telecommunications Sector are well-conditioned.
According to Prof. Danbatta, the regulatory body had made certain interventions to prevent any disruptions in the customers’ experience using the services of the Telecommunication companies in Nigeria.
As he said, the NCC has begun an strong enforcement of the Code of corporate Governance so to ensure that licensed companies in the industry continue their operations in the country as viable businesses.
“The consumer deserves all the credits for the past and indeed the future successes of this industry. The Nigerian telecommunications consumers are at the centre stage of our regulation.
”We at the NCC, being consumer-centric regulatory organisation have decided to celebrate consumers of the Nigerian telecommunications industry consistent with the eight-point agent that I set out when I assumed office in 2015.
”The number two and six items of the agenda are the core drivers of the NCC year of telecommunications consumer initiative.
“While the number two item of the agenda addresses improved quality of service, item six is concerned with protection and empowerment of the telecommunications consumers,” he said.
Danbatta also mentioned that all of the initiatives put forward by the NCC, such as SIM card registration, Mobile Number Portability, Broadband policy implementation, the development of 2442 and 622 short codes as well as the various consumer awareness campaigns were part of an endeavour to ensure that Telecommunication users in Nigeria are satisfied and protected.
He noted that the commission would continue to be on the lookout for ways to protect the interest of the consumer without overlooking the interests of other stakeholders in the industry.
Maikano said that the TCP had continued to receive top priority in the affairs of the commission.
He further said that the NCC would continue to provide significant assistance in making sure that the parliament was held on a regular basis for the benefit of the customers and the industry as well.