The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, was hosted yesterday hosted by the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Kaduna, where telecom issues were discussed.
Specifically, the NCC Boss at the popular programme tagged “Hannu da yawa” spoke on a wide range of issues affecting the telecommunications industry, especially connectivity and telecom consumer protection.
The programme was anchored by the duo of Yusuf Zain Dogara and Abba Bashir.
Danbatta used the opportunity to disclose milestones already recorded under his leadership in the last five years through a diligent implementation of the NCC’s Strategic Vision Plan (SVP) anchored on an 8-Point Agenda for ensuring service availability, accessibility and affordability to Nigerians.
He also answered questions on a wide range of issues affecting telecoms industry, especially those bordering on consumer-related issues, where he provided answers to various questions asked by the two anchors and those received directly through a phone-in from listening consumers, who took advantage of the EVC’s appearance on the radio programme to clarify issues and raise their concerns on telecommunications services receivee from their respective networks.
The EVC used the opportunity to inform the consumers on various NCC’s consumer-centric initiatives such as the NCC’s toll-free Number 622, the Do-Not-Disturb (DND) 2442 Short Code, the 112 Emergency Communications Number, among others. He also educated the consumers on how these facilities can be used to protect themselves from unwholesome practices by the networks.
He re-emphasised NCC’s commitment to creating a more competitive telecom market to achieve increased connectivity among Nigerians as well and strengthening initiatives at protecting the over 205 million telecoms consumers in the country.