Lagos Chamber of Commerce moves for NCC’s partnership on 2022 ICTEL Expo

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has met with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for collaboration towards the 2022 Information Communication Technology and Telecommunication (ICTEL) Expo.

Delegates from the LCCI visited NCC head office in Abuja recently to hold talks on the matter.

Speaking during the visit, LCCI director of trade promotions Seriki Oyediran acknowledged that the participation of NCC at the annual trade fair in previous years has added colour, focus and clarity, and ensured the success of previous events. He, therefore, called on the commission to partner with the chamber to enable it to record greater success in the ICTEL 2022 edition.

Responding, NCC director of digital economy, Austin Nwaulune, who received the delegation on behalf of the executive vice chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, applauded LCCI for its consistency in organising the annual confernce.

Nwaulune stated that the theme of this year’s conference aligns with the commission’s focus on facilitating infrastructural development and deployment to enhance socio-economic development of Nigeria.

In his comments, the NCC director, consumer affairs bureau, Efosa Idehen, explained that the commission has evidently adopted an open-door policy and particularly through its consumer-centric initiatives. He also emphasised that the commission appreciates collaboration with stakeholders whose programmes allow consumers to interact with the service providers.

“The NCC prioritises the consumers. We therefore see this forthcoming expo as another opportunity for the consumer’s voice to be heard as they interface with service providers. This is based on our regulatory mandate of ensuring that consumers of telecommunications services get value for their money and are treated right as critical stakeholders in the telecom ecosystem,” Idehen said.