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Thursday, April 13, 2017

NCC, law enforcement agencies join forces against telecom offences

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, Wednesday sought the support of law enforcement agencies to put out every assault and criminality undermining telecommunications operation in Nigeria, reports ITRealms.

Danbatta spoke through Efosa Idehen, NCC's Head of Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement who represented him at the South East Zonal Workshop for Law Enforcement Agencies holding in Enugu.

The workshop was attended by Hosea Karma, AIG Zone 9, who represented Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police; Mohammed Danmallam, Police Commissioner, Enugu State; Dr. Benito Eze, Commandant NSCDC Abia State; and many personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, Department of State Services, Nigeria Customs Service, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The Inspector General of Police in his remarks called on all stakeholders in the security sector to enlist in the partnership solicited by the NCC because it is noble and also significant considering the strategic role telecommunication services play in the growth and sustenance of the economy.

Former Inspector General of Police, Dr. Solomon Arase; and Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN are among resource persons at the event which featured many presentations which include: ICT - An Enabler for Effective Policing; Telecommunication Offences in Nigeria: The Challenges of Diligent Prosecution; and Enforcement Processes, Procedures and Regulations.

Participants at the workshop commended the NCC for this initiative, convinced that its outcome will help to address some of the challenges facing telecommunication service provision in Nigeria. The South West, North West, South South Zonal Workshops held earlier in Lagos, Kano and Port Harcourt respectively. The workshops for the North Central and North East Zones will take place in Minna and Yola respectively.

Uboshe Uboshe/GEE 
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