NewsReel 14/8/14 - Governor Orji Commends NCC for Services Provided to Nigerians

[ Masterweb Reports ] - Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has commended the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) for doing a good job in regulating the activities of service providers in the country.

The Governor who made commendation when he received Chairman of Board of the NCC, Engr. Peter Igho, and his team  at the Government House, Umuahia, described communication as very essential.

According to him, his administration is addressing some of the problems confronting the operations of the NCC including the issue of multiple taxation and right of way, adding that the state government has made relevant legislation as it concerns telecommunications operation in the state.
Governor Orji said his administration is poised to make the environment conducive for NCC and the service providers to operate and pledged to partner with the commission.

He implored the commission to provide more facilities to educational institutions in the state as a way of assisting the state government.

Earlier in his speech, Mr. Igho explained that telecommunications contributes to 8.5 per cent of the nations GDP and has transformed the way of doing things in the country and made public that his commission is making effort to improve the quality of service to Nigerians.
Mr. Igho said that Nigeria has 129 million active subscribers while over 50 million Nigerians have access to the internet, adding that the tele-density is 92 per cent.
He however identified multiple taxation and hidering of the right of way and vandalisation of ICT facilities as some of the factors that militate against improved service, pointing out that the commission is currently pushing for a law to classify telecommunications facilities as critical infrastructure.

He disclosed that NCC has given ICT equipment to 38 secondary schools in the state among other items given to tertiary institutions in Abia and appealed to the Governor to partner with his commission to improve the quality of service to the people.
*Photo Caption - Governor Theodore Orji
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