Monday June 05, 2023

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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

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, this morning in Lagos chaired the 2019 Roundtable on Corporate Governance organised by the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria.

The Executive Vice Chairman stated that corporate governance "is a collection of mechanisms, relations and processes that together drive organizations". He stressed that every organization needs a good corporate governance culture as if the institutional structure is weak then there is no way such an organisation can be strong.

The NCC Director of Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement, Efosa Idehen has repeated an earlier statement of the Commission that it would employ the provisions of the Constitution to prosecute anyone caught violating the guidelines on SIM registration because such infractions undermine national security and interests.

Idehen stated this today in Kano through Salisu Abdu, NCC Head of Enforcement, who spoke in his stead at the regional sensitization workshop on the dangers of dealing on fraudulently activated SIM cards.

The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive (EVC/CE) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has stated that the media - mainstream and online - remain critical stakeholders of the Nigerian Communications Commission because "without the media the NCC will be disconnected with its other publics among which are the telecom consumers who constitute the lifeblood of the telecom industry in Nigeria".

Danbatta made this declaration this afternoon when the top management of LEADERSMAIL Magazine paid him a visit to present the Exemplary Leadership Qualities and Transparent Antecedents Public Service Award to him.

The rustic village of Aujaran Alkali in Gezawa Local Government of Kano State, recently hosted staff of the Kano Zonal Office of the Nigerian Communications Commission who visited the countryside to engage the community on its experiences with telecommunications services.

Though the village receives network signals of two mobile network operators (MNOs), Yakubu Muhammed, the village head told the NCC team led by Shuaibu Swade, Controller of Kano Zonal Office, that members of the community who subscribe to telecommunications services are embarrassed by the trove of unsolicited messages received on their mobile phones and other devices.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged the Mobile Network Operator (MNOs) and their Site Built Contractors (SBCs) to adhere strictly to the guidelines and technical specifications approved by the Commission when building telecoms towers.

Yomi Arowosafe, Controller, NCC Zonal Office Ibadan, gave this charge during a meeting recently held by the Zonal Office with the MNOs and the SBCs as part of the Commission’s strategic collaborative engagement with the MNOs, Collocation and Infrastructure Sharing Licensees, and the SBCs.