The Nigerian Communications Commission has added “Countryside Conversation” to the list of their Outreach Programs which ranges from; Consumer Town Hall Meeting (CTM), Consumer Outreach Program (COP), Consumer Conversation(CC), Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) and the host of others. The latest is coming from the NCC Kano Zonal Office which holds its first Countryside Conversation in Aujaran Alkali, a village in Gezawa Local Government of Kano State.
The Zonal Controller (NCC Kano) Office, Mr Shuaibu Swade, who led some Staff of the Kano Zonal Office of the Commission to a countryside in Kano to engage the community and availed them the opportunity to bear their minds on experiences with telecommunications services.
The village head, Yakubu Muhammed, who expressed his gratitude for the Visit drew the Commission’s attention to issues bothering on unsolicited text messages and supposed hazards of Telecom Masts and Base Station Transceiver Sites (BTS).
Responding, Mr Swade, allayed the fears of the Village Head and dwellers of the community, stating that the information bandied about negative health consequences of telecom masts are unfounded because no scientific study has established a correlation between telecom masts and ill-health.
On the barrage of Unsolicited Text messages, the Zonal Controller advised they send “STOP” to 2442 while calling the NCC Toll Free Line, 622, for redress on any other challenges they may experience in their use of telecom services, that is, after they have called their Service Provider and they are unable to rectify their complaints.
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