This is just as the EVC pledged the commitment of NCC to continue to be in the vanguard of implementing the Federal Government’s policies aimed at digitalising the nation’s economy.
The commission made this known at the final stakeholders’ forum for the presentation of the study on cost-based pricing of mobile ITR, undertaken by Messrs Payday Advance and Support Services Limited, held at the commission’s head office in Abuja on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 with management staff of the commission physically in attendance while other critical industry stakeholders participated virtually.
The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, made the call during the presentation of 100 pieces of mattresses to the Federal Capital Territory’s Permanent Orientation Camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kubwa, Abuja recently.
The President of ALTON, Gbenga Adebayo, made this known in a statement made in Lagos on Saturday.
The Senate Committee on Communications recently organised a one-day public hearing where stakeholders gathered to make valuable contributions and observations on two bills by the Senate Committee on Communications. These are the Nigerian Postal Service Act (Repeal and Establishment) Bill, 2021 and the Nationwide Toll-Free Emergency Number (Establishment) Bill, 2021, being sponsored by Senator Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State.
Danbatta shared these experiences while receiving a delegation from Autoridade Reguladora Nacional (ARN), the Telecom National Regulatory Authority of Guinea-Bissau who were on a week-long benchmarking visit to the Commission in Abuja on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.
The Commission expressed this commitment during separate sensitization campaigns held at Government Girls’ Science School, Kuje and Nobel Hall Leadership Academy, Abuja on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, as it joined the rest of the world in marking the 10th anniversary of Girls in ICT Day 2021.
The incident happened at the Al-ihsan filling station at Sharada in Kano Municipal Area of Kano State.
According to the Q1, 2021 Report on Complaint Management issued by the Consumer Affairs Bureau of the Commission, a total of 3,019 consumer complaints were received from four complaint channels established by the commission as compared to 2,854 complaints received in the Q1, 2020.
In its announcement released to the press from Lagos, Globacom said, “For us, the needs of our customers come first. We are keenly aware of the difficulty the announced ban had on our existing and prospective subscribers and look forward to the respite they will have with the recommencement.”
Akande, who attended the event with an entourage of two former Commissioners and six former local government chairmen, also used the occasion to reveal that the NCC is constructing a N500 million ICT Park in Ibadan this year as part of efforts to digitalise the Nigerian economy.
This was disclosed by the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between NCC and the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat) at the headquarters of the Commission in Abuja.
The extension was as a result of the virtual meeting chaired by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, and attended by the Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Adeolu Akande; Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Dambatta; and Director-General/CEO, National Identity Management Commission, Engr. Aliyu Azeez.
According to the NCC boss at the ‘Virtual 3rd Discourse Series of the Advocate Law Practice’ tagged “Powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Nigeria”, the task to achieve that must be carried out by critical stakeholders across all industry platforms and professional groups.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Science and Technology, Obi Kama, the state government stressed that some persons bent on sabotaging the project are disrupting the ongoing construction works at the site.
The commission said it took the decision following a live interview the station had with the spokesperson for the Indigenous People of Biafra, Emma Powerful.
The Director Public Affairs, NCC, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the arrest was part of the commission’s routine enforcement activities to rid the industry of criminal elements.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, signed by the Technical Assistant on Information Technology to the Minister, Dr Femi Adeluyi, the directive was given by President Muhammadu Buhari, after the final amendment of a revised National Digital Identity Policy for SIM Card Registration on Thursday.
Addressing a large audience of telecom consumers during the NCC Special Day held at recently concluded 32nd Enugu International Trade Fair organised by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said events of this nature provide the opportunity for NCC, as a telecom regulator, to interact with consumers and attend to their service-related concerns.
The stakeholders made the appeal in Lagos during an engagement of the Ministerial Task Force on Digital Switch Over with them.