Vandalism, hostility, setbacks to telecoms industry, says NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission has said vandalism, theft, and hostility from the host community are among the major setbacks to the telecoms industry.

The NCC, therefore, urged Nigerians to protect telecommunications infrastructure.

Director of Zonal Operations in NCC, Amina Shehu, said this at a sensitization program organized by the commission at Wannune, Tarka Local Government Area of Benue State.

She was represented by the Assistant Director, Zonal Operations, NCC, Abubakar Usman.

In a press statement from the NCC, Shehu was quoted as saying, “One of the major challenges to quality of service that operator provides to you, is vandalism of telecom infrastructure, such as Base Transceiver Stations. Others are theft, and hostility from some host communities, which have continued to pose a major setback to the industry.

“Therefore, it is imperative for the public to regard telecom facilities as collectively-owned infrastructure that are crucial and essential for the provision of efficient and acceptable telecom services. The more reason these facilities need to be adequately protected”.

The NCC said that aside from the role of the law enforcement agencies in protecting telecom infrastructure, the consumers are obliged to ensure the protection of telecom infrastructure in their environment.



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