The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and other government businesses, the day before today installation committees to combat the recurrent cycle of fraudsters deploying their alternate thru faux and substandard cellular devices.
The joint committees installation are the Project Steering Committee (PSC), comprising the Infrastructure Concession & Regulatory Commission (ICRC), the Federal Ministry of Communications and the NCC; and the Project Delivery Team (PDT) which pulls representation from the Federal Ministry of Communications, the ICRC, the Federal Ministry of Finance and the NCC.
The committees, with unique terms of references, are to work collectively to make sure the implementation of Mobile Devices Management Systems (DMS), a Public-Private Partnership undertaking, aimed toward combatting the proliferation of faux, counterfeit, substandard and cloned mobile communications gadgets within the telecommunication industry.
While inaugurating the committees in Abuja, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, said the pass became in keeping with the mandate of the Commission, as enshrined inside the Nigerian Communications Act (NCA), 2003, to kind-approve all devices used inside the telecommunications industry and to make sure that all devices used inside the telecommunications industry are in line with agreed standards and specifications.
According to him, the essential objective of the proposed DMS venture is to “set up a at ease and complete unmarried-window answer with a purpose to allow the Commission to put in force a tested answer inside the Nigerian environment that is sustainable and reveal value for money further helping to deal with the diverse concerns that have been raised with the NCC from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in our regular interactions on safety topics as it issues the telecommunications enterprise.”
He said the increasing cybercrime, evasion of taxes, terrorism and health and safety concerns raised with the aid of the usage of stolen, counterfeit and substandard devices in Nigeria is a responsibility which the NCC takes severely.