NCC tasks incoming National Assembly on infrastructure bill

AS a sure way to address the issue of vandalisation and theft of telecommunication infrastructure, as well as tackle the problem of poor quality of service in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged the incoming National Assembly to pass the Critical Infrastructure Bill. Similarly, the commission has developed 112 as National Emergency Number and is currently working on the sanctions for telecom operators who send unsolicited text massages to subscribers.

The NCC Director of Consumer Affairs Bureau, Mariam Bayi, said the commission is frustrated with the high number of unsolicited massages being sent to subscribers by the telecom operators, adding that it might come up with a regulation that would provide penalties for unsolicited text massages. Making the call on Wednesday in Abuja, the NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Dr. Eugene Juwah, said the only way to address the problem of poor quality of service is to have a pervasive infrastructure and ensure that such infrastructure are adequately protected.