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“Cybercrime is on the increase and service providers must provide on their networks the necessary technological solutions and measures to mitigate telecoms consumers’ exposure to cybercrime”.

Felicia Onwuegbuchulam, Director Consumer Affairs Bureau, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) stated this on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the 110th edition of Consumer Outreach Programme (COP) which held in Umuahia, Abia State.

With a large number of 3.7 billion global unconnected population out of which 1.2 billion reside in Africa, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has told the global community that African continent holds the ace and that 5G is the next frontier of investment.

Danbatta spoke on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 as a panelist on the topic, 5G Centre Play at the ongoing International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has reiterated NCC's readiness to support any initiative aimed at ensuring universal access to telecommunication services by Nigerians.

Danbatta stated this during a courtesy visit to the Commission by the management of ChamsConsortium, a subsidiary of Chams Plc. The delegation from Chams was led by its Chairman, Sir. Ademola Aladekomo.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is set to host the third edition of the Emerging Telecoms Technologies Research and ICT Innovation Forum. This edition, organised for the South-East Region will hold at Protea Hotel Owerri, Imo State from the 17th-18th September, 2019.

The Forum’s theme, “Developing Nigeria’s Tech Ecosystem: Imperative for Improving Local Content”, is in line with the Commission’s commitment to promoting ICT innovation and investment opportunities and facilitating strategic collaboration and partnership in the telecoms sector in Nigeria.

If the figures released recently by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) that the Information and Communications Technology’s (ICT) contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 13.8% is anything to go by then it will more than double the Oil and Gas contribution of 8.8% (presently) in two years, according to the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami. 


The Minister spoke yesterday at the ongoing session of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU Telecom World 2019) in Budapest, Hungary.