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Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has flagged off the 2017 Year of Nigerian Telecom Consumer in Lagos with unveiling of Helen Paul, aka Tatafo and Ali Nuhu, also known as the emir of Kannywood as Telecom brand ambassadors.
In a passionate delivery at the Lagos Flag Off ceremony yesterday, Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta said relaunching of NCC 2017 Year of the Nigerian Telecom Consumer in Lagos, was to emphasise the position of Lagos State as the telecommunications hub of Nigeria.
According to him, Nigerian Bureau of Statistics in its first quarter telecommunications sector report for 2016 placed Lagos voice subscriber base at 19.04 million or 12.8 per cent of the country’s subscribers and 12.62 million internet subscription or 13.65 per cent.
“The state is home to many of the key players in the telecommunications sector so it is understandable that is has been selected as the flag off city after the major event in Abuja on March 15 2017,” he said.
“We must also remember that these consumers together have made all the success stories we speak about possible in the telecom industry today,” he said.
Speaking further, Danbatta said that the Year 2017 is dedicated to the Nigerian Telecom Consumer following a management decision that compels NCC to seek to amplify the year’s activities towards ensuring that the consumer enjoys a customer experience that is enhanced and consistent in time and quality.
In 2017, and even beyond, Danbatta assured that the Consumer will remain the focus of NCC, revealing that the Commission intends to inform and educate the consumer with the sole intent of protecting and empowering them to make the right decisions.
Both ambassadors promised to do their best in carrying the focus of the 2017 Year of Telecom Consumer, which will be delivered in multiple local languages across Nigeria.
The event was attended by CEOs in telecoms companies and key stakeholders.