Nigerian Communications Commission To Help Apprehend Kidnappers Through Phone Lines


The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta made it known while speaking at the 41st Kaduna International Trade Fair organized by the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, (KADCCIMA, that due to the incessant security challenges in the country, the NCC has collaborated with the security operatives to nab kidnappers and others who use SIM cards for wrong purposes

Represented at the occasion by the Director of Zonal Services; Hajia Amina Shehu, the Executive Vice Chairman stated that NCC as a regulator is doing so much with the regards to security of lives of all Nigerians.

According to her, one of the fundamental steps NCC is taking to help curb perpetrators is to ensure that people’s SIM cards are captured and registered.

“We understand that there are those who evade the registration of sim cards. As a result of this, we have a  department in the organization, called Code Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement department, responsible for making sure that people who registered wrongly or particularly with an intent to perpetrate evil act are apprehended. Once we get hold of them, we do the needful. We work in partnership with security operatives to be able to nab some of the people who registered wrongly” She said

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Mrs Shehu assured telecommunications consumers of better services to improve their businesses, saying the NCC as a National Telecom Regulator is a consumer-centric organisation, poised to developing Consumer Protection initiatives like Complaint Channels.

“We have also developed the Do-Not-Disturb Code to stop all unsolicited messages, the Mobile Number Portability to enable changing from one service provider without changing ones’ mobile number.” She added.

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