Henry Umoru – Abuja
THE Senate said on Wednesday the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has failed Nigerians with the inability to carry out its statutory responsibilities.
The President of the particular Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who lamented typically the inefficiency associated with the NCC, however, urged the telecommunication regulatory body to improve on the revenue earnings and service delivery to Nigerians.
Lawan spoke after the presentation of this Senate Committee on Marketing communications report upon the screening of a nominee into the NCC board, Barr. Adeleke Adewolu.
He was recommended for confirmation as Executive Commissioner on the Governing Board regarding NCC by the Chairman of often the Committee, Senator Oluremi Tinubu.
The Us senate president also warned that the continued use involving unregistered lines by subscribers on various telecommunication networks poses the serious security risk to the country.
He said, “Let me say that the NCC has not done so well. We still have millions of people with ranges that are not properly registered. This continues in order to be a security risk to be able to us; your NCC needs to sit up.
“The revenues from NCC have not been meeting the exact target; so many of these operators don’t pay the very proper taxes.
“The NCC, especially a management, must ensure that we get our revenue from these operators.
“Similarly, Nigerians do not get the main right services out there operators as their solutions are not reliable.
“We expect that simply by the time they have finally, the full complement, they should ensure that Nigerians get the best of providers and NCC should live up for you to its billings and mandate. ”