The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has partnered with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) to tackle some of the criminal activities plaguing the telecommunications industry such as the vandalism of telecommunications equipment and the fraudulent registration of SIM cards (Subscriber Identity Module) among others. .
KANO TUNING reports that NCC Executive Vice President, Prof. Umar Danbatta, who addressed a gathering of NSCDC senior executives in the South West Zone, during an exclusive workshop hosted by the Commission, hailed the memorandum agreement sealed between the agency and the Commission, for which the meeting was to explore how the Corps will deploy enabling legislation, subsidiary legislation and existing guidelines to stop any form of crime in the sector.
Danbatta, who was represented at the workshop by the Commission’s Director of Compliance and Enforcement Monitoring, Ephraim Nwokonneya, said that over the years the NCC has worked with the enforcement agencies of concerned law, and in particular the NSCDC, to protect the telecommunications sector. of all kinds of criminal behavior.
“Through despicable activities that are criminal and totally at odds with the government’s national security concerns, the deviant elements within our midst have acted to undermine the efforts put in place to consolidate the sector’s gains,” the EVC said. .
Danbatta said that “these criminal activities include theft and vandalism of telecommunications infrastructure, illegal use of fraudulently registered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards, unlicensed operation, illegal call masking, etc.
He said that although the NSCDC officers were of tremendous help, the aim of the workshop was to engage them and update them continuously on new trends and existing regulations, requiring concerted efforts. for their implementation to improve mental health in the telecommunications sector.
Danbatta said that the NSCDC and other agencies have been very successful with the help of their staff in carrying out raid exercises and cleaning up fraudulently registered SIM cards found in circulation, as well as raising awareness of the need protect critical national resources. telecom infrastructure.
Some of the topical issues discussed at the workshop covered the activities of the Commission as presented by the relevant departments in the context of laws and other regulations, and in relation to the roles of the NSCDC, as outlined in the presentation made by Application Manager, Salisu Abdu, during the workshop.