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- Swears in 4 new NCC Board members
- Urges NCC Board on ICT contribution to GDP
- We’re poised to supporting President’s agenda - Durojaiye

The Honourable Minister of Communications, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, has thumped up the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for quick implementation of his directive to the Commission to tackle over 9.2 invalidly-registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards on Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in the country, saying the NCC has worked with MNOs to reduce the number by 73.61 per cent within one week.

“Cybercrime is on the increase and service providers must provide on their networks the necessary technological solutions and measures to mitigate telecoms consumers’ exposure to cybercrime”.

Felicia Onwuegbuchulam, Director Consumer Affairs Bureau, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) stated this on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the 110th edition of Consumer Outreach Programme (COP) which held in Umuahia, Abia State.

With a large number of 3.7 billion global unconnected population out of which 1.2 billion reside in Africa, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has told the global community that African continent holds the ace and that 5G is the next frontier of investment.

Danbatta spoke on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 as a panelist on the topic, 5G Centre Play at the ongoing International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has reiterated NCC's readiness to support any initiative aimed at ensuring universal access to telecommunication services by Nigerians.

Danbatta stated this during a courtesy visit to the Commission by the management of ChamsConsortium, a subsidiary of Chams Plc. The delegation from Chams was led by its Chairman, Sir. Ademola Aladekomo.

If the figures released recently by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that the Information and Communications Technology’s (ICT) contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 13.8% is anything to go by then it will more than double the Oil and Gas contribution of 8.8% (presently) in two years, according to the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami. 

The Minister spoke yesterday at the ongoing session of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU Telecom World 2019) in Budapest, Hungary.

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