The advocacy for telecom infrastructure protection across the country by the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) at the weekend received royal blessings and support of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, who urged Nigerians to take responsibility for the protection of critical infrastructure assets for mutual benefit of all. The monarch who spoke through the Ayingun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Chief Ademola Odunade at the Village Square Dialogue (VSD) of NCC at the Mapo Hall, Ibadan, advised the Nigerian public to support NCC to achieve its objectives of protecting telecoms consumer by seeing it as a collective responsibility.”
The event which was presided over by the Chairman of the Board of the NCC, Prof. Adeolu Akande, was designed to discuss one of the most important issues affecting the operations of the telecom industry – the protection of telecoms infrastructure to guarantee improved quality of service for benefit of business and the consumers.
Prof Akande, in his address to guests at the forum that witnessed large turnout of traditional rulers, representative of telecom operators representatives, and consumers, urged consumers and other stakeholders to join hands in protecting telecoms infrastructure in their communities to ensure sustained connectivity.
He said the objective of the novel consumer engagement was “to explore how we can all protect these infrastructures to continue to provide us with life-supporting services and we are happy to bring this programme to Oyo State to really sensitise telecom consumers and other critical stakeholders in this regard.”