NCC launches Telecom Weekly on NTA, FRCN

Nigerian Communications Commission NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has launched a 30-minute weekly television programme that will regularly x-ray the telecommunications and information communications technology (ICT) industry and provide awareness for consumers across the country and beyond.

Named Telecom Weekly, the programme began airing on NTA Network Services – comprising more than 45 stations across the 36 states and Abuja – on Tuesday, January 10 at 5.00 pm.

All local NTA stations are expected to hook up to the programme every week.

The radio version of the programme will air on Thursdays at 8 pm on the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) network for simultaneous transmission to all states of the federation with all the local FRCN stations expected to hook up during transmission.

A statement by NNC’s director of public affairs Reuben Muoka read in parts: “The programme is expected to add to the Commission’s share of voice on radio and television in a bid to provide stakeholders with timely information about developments and issues in the telecommunications industry.

“Apart from simplifying issues about telecommunications services for the average consumer, one of the cardinal foci of the programme will be to continuously create awareness among various stakeholders about the activities and programmes of the Commission as it seeks to achieve regulatory excellence.

“User experiences, gathered through consumer-related events and vox pop, will be used to spice the programme to enable the cross-section of consumers of telecommunications services to learn from such experiences and apply them in the usage of their services.

“Expert opinions will also feature prominently to facilitate the process of creating awareness about the industry. Also, quiz sessions where viewers and listeners will win prizes will be a regular feature of the programme.”