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NCC assures of affordable telecommunication services

11 October 2013, 11:33

Abuja - Eugene Juwah, the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Thursday assured Nigerians of affordable telecommunication services in the country.

Juwah gave the assurance at a one-day sensitisation workshop for executive officers and human resource managers and broadcast committee, organised by the Federal Character Commission (FCC) in Abuja.

He said "the commission will ensure that every geographic region of the country is provided with affordable telecommunication services.’’

The NCC boss, who was represented by a Director, Dave Idoko, said that the spread of telecommunication services had improved the spread of mobile and Internet banking in the country.

He added that the spread of mobile and Internet banking had also helped both urban and rural dwellers to carry out banking transactions from the comfort of their homes.

According to him, the commission is committed to ensuring the continuous growth and development of the  telecommunication industry in all parts of the country.

The NCC, he added, would apply various strategies to ensure the delivery of affordable telecommunication services to foster national loyalty through the democratisation of the telecommunication ecosystem.

Juwah said that the FCC was all about giving Nigerians a sense of belonging, importance and opportunity to aspire to the great things of life.

He said that the FCC’s objective was to promote national unity, foster national loyalty and give every citizen of Nigeria a sense of belonging.

He added that the sensitisation would promote the principles of the FCC and urged ministries, departments and agencies to redouble their efforts to ensure that the mandate of the character commission was implemented.

In his speech, the Acting Chairman of the FCC, Lawal Funtua, said the workshop was aimed at enlightening stakeholders about the mandates of the FCC.

Funtua said the objective of the commission was to promote, monitor and enforce compliance toward proportional sharing of bureaucratic, economic, media and political posts in the country.

-  NAN


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