Abuja - One million fake phones worth N2.7 billion were imported into Nigeria in 2013, reports Leadership.
Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology, disclosed this at the Consumer Roundtable on Phone Rights organised by the Consumer Protection Council to commemorate the 2014 World Consumer Rights Day in Abuja.
According to the minister, most of the time when these fake gadgets find their way into the market, they reduce network speed and impair reception simply because they use substandard components.
She added that government’s ability to attract investments into the telecoms industry would be severely hindered if the nation remains a lucrative market for fake products.
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