Substandard Mobile Device: NCC holds Sensitisation Programme


The Nigerian Communications Commission sensitises consumers on the dangers of using substandard mobile device

By Emeka Ejere

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has held sensitization and knowledge-sharing programme on the correlation between mobile handsets that are not type-approved by the commission for safe use and good quality of service.

Besides the negative implication on the quality of service available to the user of non-type approved and substandard handsets or other mobile devices, using uncertified sets is hazardous and poses threat to successful management of electronic wastes.

Prof Umar Danbatta, the executive vice chairman and chief executive officer of NCC stated this at the event which held at Paiko, near Minna in Niger State.

Represented by Amina Shehu, director zonal operations, the NCC chief executive noted that apart from the risk posed to humans by counterfeited and substandard mobile devices, fake handsets and other devices have implications for the quality of consumer experience, adding that it damages the integrity of the networks, and also threatens both the security and economy of the nation.

The sensitization workshop which speaks to NCC promptness in addressing issues within its mandate took place just two days after the commission organized a public inquiry on draft guidelines for disaster recovery and draft regulations on E- Waste held at the commission’s head office.

Prof. Danbatta had at the occasion affirmed that electronic waste constitutes the fastest- growing waste stream in the world and because that genre of waste is non- biodegradable, it was time stakeholders took concrete implementable actions to arrest the proliferation of electronic waste in Nigeria.





– Mar. 11, 2019 @ 06:00 GMT |



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