NCC signs MOU with NSCDC for telecom infrastructure protection

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Prof. Umar Danbatta, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu
L-r: Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice-Chairman/CEO of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); and Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) during the sinning of MOU this morning.

 

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), this morning signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), as part of its commitment towards achieving measurable and remarkable improvement in the quality of telecommunications services in Nigeria.

The MOU was signed when the Executive Vice-Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta met his counterpart at the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu, at the head office of the NSCDC.

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The signing of the MOU is the climax of sequence of meetings, visitations and serial discourse between the two organisations that will see greater security and protection provided for telecommunication facilities by the NSCDC’s department of Critical National Infrastructure Protection.

Vandalism and theft of telecom infrastructure and facilities have been central recurring challenges to the attainment of the parameters defining the applicable quality of service standards for specific services in the telecommunication industry in Nigeria.

This year, as part of the efforts of the Commission to tame the manage and ultimately halt the criminalities associated with telecommunications service provider, NCC has organised 6 Zonal Sensitization Workshops for Agencies in the security sector to deepen the understanding of each agency’s role in curbing the crimes undermining the quality of service in the telecom sector.

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