Governor Orji Commends NCC for Services Provided to Nigerians


Abia State Governor, Chief Theodore Orji, has commended the Nigeria

Communications Commission (NCC) for doing a good job in regulating the

activities of service providers in the country.
The Governor who made commendation when he received Chairman of Board of

the NCC, Engr. Peter Igho, and his team at the Government House, Umuahia,

described communication as very essential.
According to him, his administration is addressing some of the problems

confronting the operations of the NCC including the issue of multiple

taxation and right of way, adding that the state government has made

relevant legislation as it concerns telecommunications operation in the

Governor Orji said his administration is poised to make the environment

conducive for NCC and the service providers to operate and pledged to

partner with the commission.
He implored the commission to provide more facilities to educational

institutions in the state as a way of assisting the state government.

Earlier in his speech, Mr. Igho explained that telecommunications

contributes to 8.5 per cent of the nations GDP and has transformed the way

of doing things in the country and made public that his commission is

making effort to improve the quality of service to Nigerians.

Mr. Igho said that Nigeria has 129 million active subscribers while over

50 million Nigerians have access to the internet, adding that the

tele-density is 92 per cent.
He however identified multiple taxation and hidering of the right of way

and vandalisation of ICT facilities as some of the factors that militate

against improved service, pointing out that the commission is currently

pushing for a law to classify telecommunications facilities as critical

He disclosed that NCC has given ICT equipment to 38 secondary schools in

the state among other items given to tertiary institutions in Abia and

appealed to the Governor to partner with his commission to improve the

quality of service to the people.
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