The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has engaged traditional rulers over the protection of telecom infrastructure in the country, with the idea of receiving immediate royal blessings and support from the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun.

The respected Monarch, gave support through the Ayingun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Chief Ademola Odunade, at the Village Square Dialogue (VSD) of NCC at the Mapo Hall, Ibadan recently, urged every citizen in Nigerian to take responsibility for the protection of telecom facilities for the mutual benefit of all.

“We urge the Nigerian public to support NCC to achieve its objectives of protecting telecoms consumers because this should be seen as a collective responsibility,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Village Square Dialogue, which was designed to discuss the protection of telecoms infrastructure to guarantee improved quality of service for benefit of businesses and the consumers was presided by the Chairman of the Board of the NCC, Prof. Adeolu Akande.

The Chairman of the Board of the NCC challenged consumers and other stakeholders to join hands in protecting telecoms infrastructure in their communities to ensure sustained connectivity.

He explained that the objective of the consumer engagement was to explore how everybody can play a part to protect telecom infrastructure in order to continue to provide Nigerians with life-supporting services.

“We are happy to bring this programme to Oyo State to really sensitise telecom consumers and other critical stakeholders in this regard,” Akande, in his address to guests at the forum witnessed a large turnout of traditional rulers, representatives of telecom operators and consumers stated.

He added that telecom infrastructure is important in Nigeria’s quest to continue to communicate with family and friends over long distances while conducting banking, insurance, or access to government services, education, entertainment and other essentials of life. Thus, all Nigerians must ensure that we guard and protect this Critical National Infrastructure.


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