Only 6.5m subscribers signed up for Do-Not-Disturb service –NCC - Full Gist NG

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Only 6.5m subscribers signed up for Do-Not-Disturb service –NCC



The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that only 6.5 million subscribers across all the telecommunication networks subscribed for its Do-Not-Disturb service one year after it was activated. It said the figure represents only 4 per cent of millions of subscribers across all networks.
This was disclosed by the Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, during the 29th edition of the Consumer Townhall Meeting (CTM) held at Ebonyi Hotel, Afikpo in Afikpo North Council Area.

Danbatta, represented by the Deputy Director, Consumer Affair Bureau, Alhaji Ismail Adedigba, explained that the service was activated by the NCC to checkmate the unwarranted SMS and calls, which many subscribers are being faced with everyday.
He, however, lamented that most subscribers have not shown keen interest in the service one year after it was started. While urging mobile telephone users to activate the service, he insisted that the NCC would not leave any stone unturned to ensure that Nigerians are given value for their money.
Also speaking, representatives of various telecom networks at the meeting said they were doing their best to ensure that their subscribers are given fair service. To this end, they disclosed that in their bid to satisfy their customers, various value-laden programmes were introduced to serve them right even as effective feedback channels were opened.
MTN was represented by Mr. Ighalo Esekheilu and Glo by State Manager in Ebonyi, Mr. Kalu Omai, while Louis Buse, Chikelue Nwabuike and Lawrence Odediran represented Airtel.
In his remarks, the traditional ruler of Ohaisu autonomous community, Igwe Ezeogo Ewa Elechi, commended the NCC for “always standing in the gap between subscribers and service providers.”


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