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NCC adduces reason for still holding Telecoms Consumer Parliament

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has adduced reasons why it has continued to hold the Telecoms Consumer Parliament (TCP) it started since the liberalization and issuing of GSM licenses in 2001.

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta said, while declaring open the 77th Edition of the TCP gathering of all ICT stakeholders in Nigeria said the Telecoms Consumer Parliament is an avenue to bring together industry stakeholders to discuss and address key issues affecting consumers, suggest possible means of resolving them and ensuring that they ultimately obtain a good service experience.

“The Telecoms Consumer Parliament is one of the initiatives of the NCC that brings together industry stakeholders to discuss and address key issues affecting consumers and suggest possible means of resolving them and ensuring that they ultimately obtain a good service experience,” Prof. Danbatta said.

The 77th Edition of the TCP was held at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, under the theme: ‘Hearing the voice of Telecom Consumers.’ It brings together Mobile Network Providers, Consumers and Advocacy Groups in and around the federal capital territory.

Speaking further, the Commission said it has recently issued a direction to all mobile network operators mandating them to dedicate a short code 2442 on their networks for use by subscribers to opt-in to “Do not disturb’ database to register their numbers against unsolicited messages.

NCC added that the effective date for the compliance to the short code “2442” for all mobile network operators is 30th June 2016.

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