The Nigerian Communications Commission as part of its Corporate Social responsibility presented 100 pieces of NCC branded mattresses, and 10 mobile phones, to corp members at the NYSC FCT orientation camp in Kubwa Abuja.
The Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof Umar Danbatta, who was represented by Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, the Director of Public Affairs made the presentation at the orientation camp.
He said the Commission decided to support the replacement of some of the items carted away by hoodlums during the End SARS protests of October 27, 2020.
“The Commission is here to present you with a hundred pieces of Mattresses for the use of the Corp members. This act is one out of the Commission’s numerous Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The youth as we know plays a great role in national building. They contribute to national development, and are responsible for bringing social reforms. As the saying goes, the youth of a country is the future of a country.”
Speaking at the event, the Executive Vice Chairman said NCC, as the foremost regulator in Nigeria’s telecom industry has been supporting the youth through various projects and activities, aimed at making them self-reliant and enhancing their contributions to the economy.
“The Commission utilizes every opportunity to educate and enlighten the teeming telecom consumers, on the programmes and activities of the Commission.
It is a well-known fact that Telecommunication services are critical to the overall socio-economic well-being of every economy. It provides a technological foundation for societal communications and plays a critical role in the fundamental operations of a society-from business to government to families. It has become the centre of everyday living.”
The Commission further advised all consumers not to open emails not familiar to them, never to post personal identification information online or save password online.
“It is important to note also that your bank will never ask you for personal details via the internet. In the event of any unfortunate circumstances leading to infiltration of personal platforms, please contact your bankers immediately to freeze your account and also inform your mobile service provider for further action”.
In addition, he urged the corp members to place value on skills acquisition during the service year.
“Telecommunication has opened up opportunities for business to thrive. Businesses have particularly taken advantage of sophisticated telecom systems such as video conferencing, video calling and on-line marketing to improve productivity, better customer services and increased growth which invariably have boosted the economy”.
The Director General of NYSC, General Shuaibu Ibrahim, who was represented by the Camp commandant Suleiman Abdul, commended the management of NCC for the kind gesture.
“Am happy to receive one hundred (100) mattresses donated by the NCC to alleviate the gaps created by the miscreants.
The generosity of the NCC is coming at a time, it is needed most especially with the orientation camp in session.
On behalf of the Director general, staff and corps members, I wholeheartedly express my profound gratitude to the management.”
“October 27th 2020 can best be described as a sad day for the scheme, as the Endsars protesters under the guise of searching for palliatives destroyed, and looted valuable camp facilities including pieces of furniture, cooking utensils, mattresses, electronics and computers worth millions of naira. “
“The miscreants left us devastated but undaunted as we picked up the pieces and commenced the process of replacing some of the stolen items. Efforts were made to reach out to corporate organisations for support. Some made promises but the NCC lived up to expectations and delivered.”
A youth corp member, Oluchukwu John Okafor, said the donation of beds by NCC, is a good development that will improve the standard of living in the orientation camp.
He urged other organization to imbibe the same culture of Corporate social responsibility.