October 19, 2019

The Nigerian Communications Commission has expressed concern over the rising cases of cyber crimes and e-fraud using telecommunications platforms in the country.

This according to the Commission poses serious threat to the overall socio- economic development to the country and its citizenry.

Speaking at the 2019 NCC day at the Abuja International Trade Fair, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta expressed the Commission’s resolve to continually identify and address issues of unfair practices towards the telecommunication consumer.

The EVC who was represented by the Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau NCC, Mrs Felicia Onwuegbuchulam however advised consumers to be cautious of disclosing personal information to unknown persons through the internet or any other telecommunication device.

The Deputy Director Consumer Affairs Bureau, Mr Ismail Adedigba also educated the audience on channels, like the toll free line, 622 and other social media platforms they can reach the Telecom Regulator for Complaints, that is after they have contacted their Service Provider and has failed to resolve their complaints.

 

Speaking earlier, the Director general, Abuja chamber of commerce and industry, Tonia Soyele explained the role telecommunication services plays in the economy growth of any nation.

Activities lined up to celebrate the Nigerian Communications Commission day were, cultural display, fastest fingers, raffle draw where several Subscribers smiled home with Android phones among others.

Below are some of the pictures of the activities…

Friends celebrating with Winner of Android phone

L-R Guest participant, Deputy Director Consumer Affairs Bureau, Mr Ismail Adedigba. Mrs Buchi Chukwu

Some of the participants

Mr Adedigba presenting the Android phone to one of the Winners

L-R Amaka Agwaniru, Tonia Soyele, Mrs Felicia Onwegbuchilam (EVC Rep)

 

(EVC Rep) Mrs Felicia Onwegbuchulam presenting the Android phone to one of the Winners

The winners of Android phones happily displaying their gifts.

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