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NCC advocates responsible use of internet among youths




The Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC) has urged Nigerian youths to leverage Web/broadband entry to unleash their potentials for innovation and creativity, in addition to their quest for job alternatives and abilities acquisition.


The Government Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Fee, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, made the decision in the course of the presentation of 100 mattresses to the Federal Capital Territory’s Everlasting Orientation Camp of the Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Kubwa, Abuja not too long ago.

The presentation of the mattresses was in demonstration of the Fee’s solidarity and company social duty (CSR) to assist the substitute of a few of the objects carted away from the camp by hoodlums in the course of the EndSARS protests of October 27, 2020.

Talking on behalf of Danbatta in the course of the presentation, NCC’s Director, Public Affairs, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, mentioned the youths play an excellent position in nation-building as they contribute to nationwide growth by bringing about social reforms, noting that the NCC will all the time assist the course of the youth within the nation.

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Adinde mentioned the Fee, has varied youth initiatives and programmes aimed toward making them self-reliant whereas enhancing their contributions to the financial system.

He, due to this fact, charged the corps members to make use of Web companies for gainful and worthwhile actions, whereas additionally advising them to chorus from utilizing their entry to telecoms companies for irresponsible and nefarious actions, which might land them in hassle.

“Entry to telecommunication companies, particularly the Web, performs a key position in job creation for the youths and finally for accelerating financial growth. It’s crucial to the general socio-economic well-being of each financial system and the youth have a better position to play, as brokers of social change, in utilizing the Web for constructive ventures,” he mentioned.

He additionally charged the big gathering of corps members, who attended the presentation ceremony, to benefit from the assorted consumer-centric initiatives which the Fee has emplaced to guard and empower them as lively customers of telecoms companies.

These embody the NCC’s toll-free quantity 622 for shopper complaints decision, the NCC Do-No-Disturb 2442 Quick Code for coping with unsolicited textual content messages, the 112 Nationwide Emergency Quantity managed by the Fee’s Emergency Communications Centres (ECC) situated throughout the nation.

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In the meantime, NYSC FCT Coordinator, Abdul Suleman, expressed appreciation for the solidary and assist confirmed by the NCC to the NYSC household, particularly concerning the welfare of corps members deployed to the Federal capital for the obligatory one 12 months service to the nation.

“I’m pleased to obtain 100 mattresses donated by the NCC, beneath the management of Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, the Government Vice Chairman/CEO, to alleviate the pains inflicted by the miscreants who vandalized the camp. The generosity of the NCC is coming at a time it’s most wanted, particularly with the orientation camp in session.”

“On behalf of the Director-Common, Administration, Workers and Corps members, I wholeheartedly specific our profound gratitude to the NCC for the magnanimous gesture and for investing within the Nigerian youths,” Suleman mentioned.

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