Telecoms subscriber body honours former Nigeria president


Image: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo. By Wikipedia
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

The only telecoms pressure group in Nigeria, the National Association of Telecoms Subscribers (NATCOMS), at the weekend honoured former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the man who spearheaded what has become known as telecoms revolution in the country. The former president bagged the Platinum Award.

He was recognised for his role as president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, when he created the enabling environment for the smooth take-off of GSM operations in the country after the auctioning in 2001.

A Deputy Director with the Ministry of Communications Technology, N.O. Ogujiofor, who stood in for Minister Omobola Johnson to receive the award on behalf of the former president. The award was presented by the National President of NATCOMS, Deolu Ogunbanjo.

Presenting a paper at the event, the Director General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Ify Umenyi, who was represented by Abiodun Obimuyiwa, said the level of consumerism in Nigeria was gradually increasing as more consumers now demand that their rights be respected. She called on telecoms service providers and other service providers to respect the rights of consumers at all times.

In his welcome address, Ogunbanjo highlighted the challenges of telecoms subscribers and challenged telecoms operators and the consumer protection agencies to use the opportunity presented by the summit, to address the challenges.

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