Friday, June 11, 2021

Responsible Internet: NCC charges Nigerian youths on usage - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has charged Nigerian youths to leverage Internet broadband access to unleash their potentials for innovation and creativity, as well as their quest for job opportunities and skills acquisition, reports ITREALMS.
Making this charge recently in Abuja, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said during the presentation of 100 pieces of mattresses to the Federal Capital Territory’s Permanent Orientation Camp of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kubwa, said the youths play a significant in nation building.
These, he said, through the Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, noting that they contribute to national development by bringing about social reforms and assured of NCC support to Nigerian youths.

ITREALMS gathered that the presentation of the mattresses was in demonstration of the Commission’s solidarity and corporate social responsibility (CSR) to support the replacement of some of the items carted away from the camp by hoodlums during the EndSARS protests of October 27, 2020.

Adinde said NCC, has various youth initiatives and programmes aimed at making them self-reliant while enhancing their contributions to the economy.

He, therefore, charged the corps members to use Internet services for gainful and profitable activities, while also advising them to refrain from using their access to telecoms services for irresponsible and nefarious activities, which could land them in trouble.

“Access to telecommunication services, especially the Internet, plays a key role in job creation for the youths and ultimately for accelerating economic development. It is critical to the overall socio-economic well-being of every economy and the youth have a greater role to play, as agents of social change, in using the Internet for positive ventures,” he said.
He also charged the large gathering of corps members, who attended the presentation ceremony, to take advantage of the various consumer-centric initiatives which the Commission has emplaced to protect and empower them as active users of telecoms services.

These include the NCC’s toll-free number 622 for consumer complaints resolution, the NCC Do-No-Disturb 2442 Short Code for dealing with unsolicited text messages, the 112 National Emergency Number managed by the Commission’s Emergency Communications Centres (ECC) located across the country.

Chuks Egbune/Editor

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