The advocacy for telecom infrastructure protection across the country by the Nigerian Communications Commission, (NCC) has received the royal blessings of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun.
The Oba urged every citizen in Nigerian to take responsibility for the protection of facilities for mutual benefit of all.
A statement by director, Public Affairs, Reuben Muoka, said the monarch spoke through the Ayingun Olubadan of Ibadanland, Chief Ademola Odunade, at the Village Square Dialogue (VSD) of NCC at Mapo Hall, Ibadan.
He advised the Nigerian public “to support NCC to achieve its objectives of protecting telecoms consumer because this should be seen as a collective responsibility.”
At the event which was presided over by the chairman of the board of the NCC, Professor 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 guaranty get improved quality of service for benefits of business and the consumers.
Professor Akande, in his address at the forum that witnessed large turnout of traditional rulers, representative of telecom operators representatives, and consumers, asked the consumers and other stakeholders to join hands in protecting telecoms infrastructure in their communities to ensure sustained connectivity.
He said the objective of this 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.