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NCC partners with security agencies on counterfeit products

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) says it is collaborating with security agencies and other stakeholders to put an end to the proliferation of fake and counterfeit products in the country.

The Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta stated this while speaking at a stakeholders sensitisation programme on the “Hazardous Effect of Non-Type Approved Handsets and E-Waste”: Impact on Quality of Services and E-waste” held in Ilorin the Kwara state capital.

Represented by the Assistant Director zonal operation of the commission, Mr Clement Omife, Professor Danbatta said the commission finds it necessary to educate the general public on the effect of using Non type Approved devices in the country.

Professor Danbatta explained using of genuine handsets and other devices by members of the public will help prevent them from economic loss or contacting diseases associated with their use.

Participants at the sensitisation programme

In his paper presentation titled the “Socio-economic effects of counterfeit devices” Mr Chukuma Nwaiwo of the Technical standard and Network Integrity Department of the NCC said the proliferation of fake products and devices has negative effects on both government and the general public.

The sensitisation programme was attended by workers of the NCC, security agencies, state government official, civil society groups, corps members as well as students.

Ali Rabiu

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