The Nigerian Communications Fee (NCC) has concluded plans to organise a particular world press convention to mark this 12 months’s version of the World Shopper Rights Day (WCRD) in keeping with its client centric regulatory method.
The Govt Vice Chairman of the Fee, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, will handle the world press convention nearly on March 15, 2021 from the fee’s headquarters in Abuja.
This 12 months’s WCRD world theme, “Tackling Plastic Air pollution”, is geared toward elevating consciousness and fascinating customers globally to undertake and promote extra sustainable practices which may even concentrate on the central position that client advocates, governments and companies can play in tackling the worldwide plastic air pollution disaster.
Per the theme, the EVC will use the world press convention to current NCC’s initiatives on digital waste (e-waste) administration and different hazards within the nation.
In the course of the press convention, he may even highlight the Fee’s initiatives in making certain accessible, reasonably priced, and obtainable telecoms companies to Nigerian telecom customers whereas delving into different initiatives by way of which the Fee protects, informs, and empowers the customers.
The spotlight of the press convention would be the launching of the NCC Shopper Handbook, a doc which supplies salient info on the rights and privileges of the customers and the way the patron can search redress when their rights are violated by service suppliers or any stakeholder within the ecosystem.
Will probably be recalled that the Fee declared 2017 because the ‘12 months of the Shopper’ to underscore its concentrate on the first place of subscribers of telecommunications companies in its regulatory agenda. The 12 months was devoted to highlight the patron not solely as a key stakeholder however certainly crucial determine within the telecommunications ecosystem.
With over 200 million cell voice subscribers and over 150 million Web customers within the nation, the Fee has, through the years, demonstrated its dedication in direction of defending telecom customers, making it one of the consumer-centric public establishments within the nation.
The WCRD is widely known on March 15 yearly with the intention of making world consciousness on client rights and wishes. The WCRD was first celebrated in 1983 and has turn into an essential annual event for mobilising citizen actions and solidarity throughout the worldwide client motion.
The Day supplies a chance to advertise the fundamental rights of all customers, demand that these rights are revered, and defend them towards market abuses and social injustices.