The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Kaduna, State, hosted the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, on Saturday.
At the occasion, he spoke on a wide range of issues affecting the telecommunications industry.
Appearing on “Hannu da yawa”, a popular programme on Radio Nigeria Kaduna, broadcast in Hausa language and which had hosted governors, ministers and top government officials in the country, Danbatta discussed various telecoms issues bordering on connectivity and consumer protection in the telecom industry.
Anchored by the duo of Yusuf Zain Dogara and Abba Bashir, Danbatta extensively discussed various milestones already recorded under his leadership in the last five years through diligent implementation of the NCC’s Strategic Vision Plan (SVP) driven by the 8-Point Agenda which has ensured more service availability, accessibility and affordability to Nigerians.
Danbatta also answered questions on a wide range of issues affecting telecoms industry, especially those bordering on consumer-related issues.
He eloquently provided answers to various questions asked from by the anchors and those received directly through phone-in by listening consumers, who took advantage of the EVC’s featuring on the radios programme to clarify issues bothering them concerning telecommunications services provided to them by their respective networks.
The EVC used the opportunity to inform the consumers on 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 educated them on how the facilities could be used to protect them from unwholesome practices by the networks.
He re-emphasised the NCC’s commitment to creat a more competitive telecom market to achieve increased connectivity among Nigerians as well as strengthe initiatives at protecting the over 205 million telecoms consumers in the country.