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The city of Calabar - known for its cleanliness and respect for the environment, and the location of three of the 5 local government councils in Nigeria certified free of open defecation - this morning hosted the 103rd edition of Consumer Outreach Programme.

The COP is one the three consumer engagement programmes instituted by the NCC and superintended by the Commission's Consumer Affairs Bureau. The other two programmes are Telecoms Consumer Parliament (TCP) which takes place in Lagos or Abuja quarterly and on a rotational basis, and the Consumer Town Hall Meeting (CTM) held monthly at semi-urban or rural centres.

In keeping with the spirit of the Subscribers Registration Guidelines instituted 8 years ago, it is compulsory that all subscribers to telecom services in Nigeria properly register their SIM cards.

Sunday Dare, NCC's Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management reiterated this in Enugu yesterday at a sensitisation workshop held to emphasize the Commission's commitment to rid the telecom landscape of pre-registered SIM cards.

Telecom consumers, Service Providers, other stakeholders, this evening at the Sheraton Hotel Lagos venue of the 87th Telecom Consumer Parliament, reasoned with the Nigerian Communications Commission by upping concretely the deliverables in the fight against cybercrimes.

The 87th edition of NCC's flagship consumer engagement and interactive programme, which focused on the role of telecoms service providers in addressing the challenges of cybercrimes, resolved that the NCC and Service Providers in the telecom sector should continue to sensitize telecom subscribers about cybercrime and other sectoral issues in pidgin and other local languages; and Service Providers should educate subscribers about cybercrimes during SIM Registration process as well as through End-of-Call-Notifications.

A medley of emotional outbursts signpost today's valedictory session for the retiring staff by the senior management staff of the Nigerian Communications Commission.
Sunday Dare, Executive Commissioner Stakeholders Management (ECSM) in his opening remarks informed the retiring staff that: "The Commission will look forward to you for assistance, consultations and advice from time to time because each of you have left impressive marks in your various departments".

Telecom consumers and other stakeholders in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, this afternoon, defied the scorching sun to receive the team from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) who arrived the city for the latest edition of Telecom Consumer Conversation.

Despite the declaration of the 2017 as Year of the Telecom Consumer by the NCC, the regulatory authority for telecommunications services in Nigeria continue to demonstrate that the telecom consumer is the lifeblood of the telecom sector and by that fact reiterating the centrality of the consumer in the telecom ecology.

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