Atinuke Tokura Nukay /Tntv Network
Presidential nominee for the Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Barr Adeleke Morounfolu appeared before the Senate Committee for Communications at the National Assembly for screening on Monday.
The screening which was led by Chairman Senate Committee on Communications, Oluremi Tinubu had the members of the Committee drilled him with a number of questions concerning challenges facing the Nigerian Telecom Sector and how he intends to tackle them.
Adeleke’s responses which shows how fully abreast he is of the happenings in the Telecom Sector and equally up to the task was applauded for his charisma and wealth of experience
The members of the Committee expressed satisfaction with Barr. Morounfolu’s responses to questions bordering on Quality of Service (QoS), Value Added Services (VAS) and Emergency Toll Free numbers.
In response, Barrister Morounfolu says he is aware of the issues militating against the Telecom Sector, while emphasizing on the need for good Quality of Service (QoS). He lamented incidents of vandalism of Base Station Transceiver Sites as well as epileptic power supply, assuring these are surmountable challenges.
When asked about Emergency Toll Free numbers where Nigerians can call when in distress, Morounfolu said the Commission is on the verge of launching its Emergency Communication Centers (ECC) in various states of the Federation.
He said this will enable people connect with the fire service, Police, Ambulance and other essential services with ease.
On Sim card Registration, the nominee described it as a priority, assuring he will leave no stone unturned to address the matter if confirmed by the Senate Committee, while commending the NCC for the tremendous milestones it has achieved over the years despite the challenges being faced.
Adewolu once served as a Barrister and Solicitor at the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He attended the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and has garnered a lot of experiences while schooling and working in several sectors both at home in Nigeria and in diaspora.