NCC resumes ‘Telecom Weekly’ TV programme for enhanced stakeholder engagement

*The Nigerian Communications Commission announces the telecoms sector regulator’s ‘Telecom Weekly’ programme is expected to boost the Commission’s share of voice on Radio and Television, to provide stakeholders and consumers timely information about developments and issues in the country’s digital ecosystem

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has says it is set to return to the tube with a newly packaged 30-minute weekly television programme christened, ‘Telecom Weekly’.

ConsumerConnect reports the telecoms sector regulatory Commission said that the TV programme would regularly x-ray the Nigerian telecommunications and Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry and create awareness for telecoms consumers across the country and beyond.

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Mr. Reuben Muoka, Director of Public Affairs at NCC, who announced this development, said the weekly programme would debut on NTA Network Services Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 5.00 p.m.

The NCC also noted the NTA Network Services comprise over 45 stations across the 36 states and Abuja, FCT.

Muoka said: “All local NTA stations are expected to hook up to the programme at 5.00 p.m. every Tuesday.

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“The Radio version of the programme will also air on Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN)

Network, for simultaneous transmission to all states of the Federation with all the local FRCN stations expected to hook up during the weekly programme.”

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The Commission further stated the programme is expected to add to the Commission’s share of voice on Radio and Television with a view to providing stakeholders with timely information about developments and issues in the telecommunications industry in Nigeria.

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Apart from simplifying issues about telecommunications services for the average consumer, the telecoms  regulator noted that one of the cardinal foci of the programme would be continuous awareness creation among various stakeholders about the activities and programmes of the Commission as it seeks to achieve regulatory excellence in the ecosystem.

“User experiences, gathered through consumer-related events and vox pop, will be used to spice the programme to enable the cross-section of consumers of telecommunications services to learn from such experiences and apply them in the usage of their services.

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“Expert opinions will also feature prominently to facilitate the process of creating awareness about the industry,” the NCC said.

Besides, the Commission disclosed that quiz sessions, in which viewers and listeners will win prizes, would be a regular feature of the programme.

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