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Nigerians should be cyber security conscious while online- Danbatta

Bukola Afeni

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has stressed the need for consumers to be cyber security-conscious while online, and to always ensure efficient management of e-waste for a safer environment.
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, stated this during the NCC Special Day recently concluded at the  32nd Enugu International Trade Fair, organised by the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA).
The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, who was represented by the Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, said the event will provide the opportunity for NCC, as a telecom regulator, to interact with consumers and attend to their service-related concerns.
In the same vein, he noted that this year’s World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD), which was observed on March 15, 2021 focused on ‘Tackling Plastic Pollution’ in line with the e-Waste Regulation being pursued by the Commission.
Danbatta said the Commisison has taken advantage of the opportunity of this year’s edition of the Enugu International Trade Fair, to enlighten telecom consumers on their rights and privileges within the telecom sector.
The theme of the fair “Promoting New Technologies, Business Ideas and Strategies for Rapid Economic Growth and Development in Nigeria,” highlighted some of the regulatory initiatives, emplaced by the Commission for protecting, informing and educating the consumers.
Danbatta further emphasized the importance of the ongoing National Identity Number (NIN)-SIM data linkage exercise, in order to ensure credible citizen database for improved national security.
” We commend the effort of the chamber at sustaining the fair over the years, pointing out that it remains the largest and most important business event in the South-East of the country. The Fair is pivotal to bolstering the economic and industrial transformation of the region in view of its enormous business potential”.
The President of ECCIMA, Emeka Nwandu, who was represented by the Chamber’s Deputy President, Jasper Nduagwuike, extolled the role of the Chamber in the facilitation and promotion of robust exchange of business engagements in the South-East region of the country over the years through various initiatives, such as the Trade Fair.
The event attracted many multinational, international and national exhibitors, who took advantage of the Fair to reach out to their customers in the South-East and South-South zones of the country.


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