Tuesday August 09, 2022

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Check here for the latest news and headlines of what's going on in the Nigerian telecommunications industry and the activities of the Nigerian Communications Commission

In keeping with the Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) efforts toward supporting Information and Communication Technology (ICT) across Nigerian Institutions, the NCC donated multiple ICT equipment to the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies Makuri, at the NCC’s Head Office in Abuja.

The Nigerian Communications Commission, on Thursday, 7th March 2019 held a sensitization and knowledge-sharing programme on the correlation between mobile handsets that are not type-approved by the Commission for safe use and good quality of service.
Besides the negative implication on the quality of service available to the user of non-type approved and substandard handsets or other mobile devices, using uncertified sets is hazardous and poses threat to successful management of electronic wastes.

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has called on all stakeholders in the telecom and tangential sectors, including operatives of agencies in the security governance sector to collaborate and rid Nigeria of electronic waste (e-Waste) which includes irreparable and obsolete devices.
Citing a recent report by the World Economic Forum, Danbatta affirms that electronic waste is now the fastest-growing waste stream in the world - and because that genre of waste is non-biodegradable (like polythene of packaged water, popular called pure water) - it is time stakeholders took concrete implementable actions to arrest the proliferation of electronic wastes.

A fortnight after it organised a very successful stakeholders forum on electronic financial fraud, the Management of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, 21st February, 2019, inaugurated an interdepartmental working group to produce the Commission's position to address the telecom aspects of the national response to electronic financial frauds in Nigeria.

Worried by the recurrent cycle of fraudsters deploying their trade via fake and substandard mobile devices, the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and other government agencies, yesterday set up committees to combat the situation.

The two joint committees set up are the Project Steering Committee (PSC), comprising the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), the Federal Ministry of Communications and the NCC; and the Project Delivery Team (PDT) which draws representation from the Federal Ministry of Communications, the ICRC, the Federal Ministry of Finance and the NCC.