House Urges NCC to Abolish Unwarranted Charges

House Urges NCC to Abolish Unwarranted Charges

Juliet Akoje in Abuja

The House of Representatives yesterday urged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to ensure that registered network providers give quality  service to Nigerians.

The lawmakers also urged the network providers to stop unwarranted charges on services not rendered, following a motion by  Hon. Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo at plenary.

Ukpong-Udo noted that despite the increasing and remarkable patronage of telecommunications services by Nigerians, including low-income earners, rural dwellers and the vulnerable in the society, communication services provided by network carriers were not proportionate with the interest expressed by Nigerians.

“Nigerians pay charges on calls with low voice quality arising from congestions, calls freezing and fluctuating network services.

“Nigerians lose valuable business hours and finances due to poor service delivery by these network service providers whilst enriching the service providers to their detriment,” he lamented.

The House however mandated its committee on communications to ensure compliance.

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