The Nigerian Communications Commission has kicked off the maiden edition of its Campus conversation at the University of Abuja campus.
The Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau of NCC, Efosa Idehen, said the Commission, as a consumer-centric regulator, has always been at the forefront of protecting the interest of the consumers.
He said the maiden edition of the campus conversation is part of the strategic effort at creating awareness among the university students on their rights and obligations as telecoms consumers.
“We want to sensitize them on the many initiatives of the Commission designed to enhance consumer protection and empowerment.We have over the years, embarked on many initiatives and programmes to deliver on its consumer protection mandate, as enshrined in the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA), 2003 “.
The NCC team also took turns to educate the campus community on Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) registration, the Benefits of National Identity Number (NIN)-SIM Integration, cybersecurity and related online protection issues, among other initiatives of the commission.
The Vice-Chancellor of University of Abuja, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah, who was represented at the forum by the University’s Head of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Dr. Evans Ashigwuike, assured the Commission that the University will ensure that students, who attended the Consumer Conversation pass the knowledge gained and the IEC materials circulated by NCC to their fellow students for effective knowledge-sharing and education.
He commended the NCC for the elaborate enlightenment programme hosted in the university community, which he described as highly beneficial to the students.
The TCC, now segmented and targeted at different consumer groups, comprises: The Village Square Dialogue, The Telecom Public Sphere, The Professionals’ Dialogue, Campus Conversation, Market Conversation and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Sensitization.
Following the re-structuring and re-branding of its existing consumer outreach programmes, Campus Conversation is featured as an important part of NCC’s new Telecom Consumer Conversation (TCC).