We’ll end forceful subscription of value added services on consumers—NCC
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta says the Commission has put measures in place to end forceful subscription of value added services on telecom consumers.
He stated this while reacting to the honourary Doctoral degree of Science, for unique and outstanding contributions to national development and other growth of humanity conferred on him by University of Jos during its recent convocation in Jos, Plateau state.
Danbatta also restated the commitment of the Commission to educate consumers on the ‘422’ Do Not Disturb facility, and the toll free number 622 to lodge complains.
“Measures are in place to stop forceful subscription of value added services on consumers especially ringing tones and that it intends to do evaluation and decide on the next course of regulatory action.
“The commission is ever committed to educating consumers on the ‘422’ Do Not Disturb facility, and the toll free number 622 to lodge complains.” He added.
On the honorary award, the NCC boss said: “I feel a sense of satisfaction for these modest accomplishments and recognitions which could be attested to by the various awards and accolades we have received in the Commission. For me, I will prefer Nigerians to be the judge of the accomplishments over the past three years.”
Earlier, President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by the Executive Secretary Nigerian Universities Commission, Rasheed Abubakar had lauded Prof. Danbatta and the entire management team of NCC for their outstanding contributions and dedication to duty and national development, particularly as it relates to the commission’s interventions in the nation’s tertiary institutions.
He noted that only quality education produced in good universities can spur the desired socio-economic and technological development needed to move the country forward.
His said: “My special congratulations are reserved for all the graduands of today including the three distinguished Nigerians conferred with honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of their laudable services to their mother land.
“This administration is ever committed