NCC holds 2nd Edition of telecoms Village Square Dialogue May 26

*Nigeria’s telecoms sector regulatory Commission discloses the 2nd Edition of its Village Square Dialogue holding in Kano State provides opportunity for consumers at the grassroots to contribute to the governance process of the telecoms ecosystem in the country

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

In continuation of the telecoms sector regulatory Commission’s strategic, multistakeholder consumer outreach programme, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced the 2nd Edition of its Village Square Dialogue (VSD) takes place Thursday, May 26, 2022, in Kano State.

ConsumerConnect reports the NCC, in a notice via its corporate Web site, noted that the forum would hold at the School of Basic Midwifery, in Danbatta Local Government Area of Kano State at 11:00 a.m.

The regulator said: “The Commission will host the 2nd Edition of Village Square Dialogue with the theme, ‘Protection of Telecom Infrastructure for Improved Quality of Service: The Role of Residents’ (meaning in Hausa: Kare kafefen sadarwa don inganta amfaninsu: Rawar da al’umma zasu iya takawa)

According to the Commission, the VSD is a version of the Telecom Consumer Conversation (TCC).

It is recalled the NCC recently, convened the maiden edition of the grassroots-oriented consumer engagement programme at the in the 92-year-old Centenary Hall, adjacent the palace of Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Okukenu IV, the Alake of Egbaland, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Oba Gbadebo, represented at the forum by Chief Samuel Tanimowo, Oluwo of Ake, Egbaland, applauded the regulatory strides of the Commission in ensuring accelerated growth of telecoms sector, and as a flagship enabler of Nigeria’s prosperity.

Barr. Adeleke Adewolu, Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management (ECSM), had led a delegation of NCC staff to the state where the Commission organised the maiden edition of the Village Square Dialogue, in Abeokuta.

Why the VSD programme

ConsumerConnect had reported the Commission stated the Village Square Dialogue series is “specially conceived by the NCC to interact with telecoms consumers at the grassroots for the purpose of sensitising telecoms consumers through information sharing, education and advocacy on telecommunications-related issues.

The NCC also said: “Importantly, the forum provides opportunity for telecom consumers in the rural areas to make contributions to the governance process of the telecom ecosystem, and to equally engage their service providers to resolve complaints.”

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