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The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive (EVC/CE) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta has stated that the media - mainstream and online - remain critical stakeholders of the Nigerian Communications Commission because "without the media the NCC will be disconnected with its other publics among which are the telecom consumers who constitute the lifeblood of the telecom industry in Nigeria".

Danbatta made this declaration this afternoon when the top management of LEADERSMAIL Magazine paid him a visit to present the Exemplary Leadership Qualities and Transparent Antecedents Public Service Award to him.

The rustic village of Aujaran Alkali in Gezawa Local Government of Kano State, recently hosted staff of the Kano Zonal Office of the Nigerian Communications Commission who visited the countryside to engage the community on its experiences with telecommunications services.

Though the village receives network signals of two mobile network operators (MNOs), Yakubu Muhammed, the village head told the NCC team led by Shuaibu Swade, Controller of Kano Zonal Office, that members of the community who subscribe to telecommunications services are embarrassed by the trove of unsolicited messages received on their mobile phones and other devices.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged the Mobile Network Operator (MNOs) and their Site Built Contractors (SBCs) to adhere strictly to the guidelines and technical specifications approved by the Commission when building telecoms towers.

Yomi Arowosafe, Controller, NCC Zonal Office Ibadan, gave this charge during a meeting recently held by the Zonal Office with the MNOs and the SBCs as part of the Commission’s strategic collaborative engagement with the MNOs, Collocation and Infrastructure Sharing Licensees, and the SBCs.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has re-assured Nigerians that there is no iota of truth in media speculations that 95.7 million Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) data have been rendered invalid due to alleged poor deployment of technology, saying continuous data verification is a global practice. It is a continuous exercise.

In a chat with journalists recently, the Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, NCC, Mr Sunday Dare stated that what is happening currently is that subscriber data so far captured by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), as well as data captured by other statutory agencies are being cleaned-up, verified and harmonised in accordance with the Act setting up the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and a Directive of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again re-assured Nigerians that there is no iota of truth in media speculations that 95.7 million SIM cards have been rendered null and void due to alleged poor deployment of technology.

Speaking with journalists in an interview recently, the NCC’s Executive Commissioner for Stakeholder Management, Mr Sunday Dare stated that what is happening currently is that subscriber data so far captured by Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), as well as data captured by other statutory agencies are being cleaned-up, verified and harmonised in accordance with the Act setting up the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and a Directive of the Federal Executive Council.

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