The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says enough is enough to substandard phones in the country, they will now embark on strict laws in eradicating fake and substandard mobile devices in Nigeria.
According to a statement made by NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr Nnamadi Nwokike on Sunday in Abuja.
“He said that the NCC worried by the continuous proliferation of substandard mobile phones and devices in the country had again advised telecom consumers to eschew patronage and usage of counterfeit handsets and other substandard mobile devices.”
The Commission is set to commence the enforcement of its regulations against the continuous proliferation of substandard mobile phones and devices in the country.
NCC had earlier warned Nigerians against the use of Substandard phones a.k.a low quality or less privileged or counterfeit mobile phones because it has health implications. Substandard phones are dangerous to health, therefore, you are advised to stay away from them.
According to him, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, while addressing participants at the event said the programme was part of the commission’s deliberate move to educate and create awareness on the hazardous health effects and negative economic implications of the patronage of fake handsets.
He said the programme was also to educate the participants on the negative effect of also using other Information and Communication Technology (ICT) devices in the country. The programme also featured questions and answers between the consumers and the regulator.
Prof. Umar Danbatta said the proliferation of counterfeit handsets require a lot of education on the part of the consumers and the collaboration with other government agencies to address it.
He also enjoined telecoms consumers to check the commission’s official website to find the list of type-approved phones from which they can make choices of handsets to purchase.
What do you think about this measure taken by NCC to stop these fake devices flooding the Nigerians mobile markets?