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Monday, November 14, 2011

NCC welcomes constructive criticism – Ojobo


The newly appointed Director of Public Affairs (DPA) at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr. Tony Ojobo has assured stakeholders that the Commission welcomes constructive criticism.

Speaking in Lagos at the weekend with media practitioners, Mr. Ojobo who was accompanied by Head, Media and Public Relations at NCC, Mr. Reuben Muoka, solicited the support of the nation’s press for the commission and mostly for his new office.

He requested the kind of support and cooperation the Commission enjoyed with his predecessor, Mr. Dave Imoko and urged for a continuous fruitful relationship.

While promising to welcome constructive criticism, Ojobo noted that it would also help in building the industry, just as he assured the media of his openness for information.

Ojobo linked the success of the telecom industry in the country to the positive attitude of the media, both through constructive criticism as well as other writings about the commission and the industry.

He expressed appreciation to the press for their role in the growth of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market.

Recalling that the birth of mobile phone in the country to February 2001, he affirmed that the press has indeed played a major role as the watchdog; being the conscience of the society as they also brought the agony of the subscribers to the notice of the government, the commission and the service providers.

He emphasized on the role played by the press, saying it served as the ingredients for the framework in shaping the commission and the industry as a whole.

He expressed appreciation to his processor, Mr. Dave Imoko for his actions while at the realm of affairs of the Public Affairs department, which aided the growth of the Commission and telecom industry immensely.

Introducing Mr. Ojobo earlier, the Head, Media and Public Relations, Mr. Muoka said that the new DPA has great consideration for the media stakeholders as a crucial sector for national development which is the reason for formal introduction.

He also urged the media, especially in the telecom sector to sustain and even up the ante with the new leadership of the public affairs departments.

Remmy Nweke

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