World Consumer Rights Day: NCC Unveils TELCARE Desk at Airport
As part an effort to commemorate the 2023 World Consumer Rights Day, the Nigerian Communication Commission has unveiled the Telecom Consumer Assistance, Resolution and Enquiries (TELCARE) Desk at the arrival lounge of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, NCC, Prof Umar Danbatta, who spoke through the Executive Commissioner (Stakeholder Management), NCC, Mr Adeleke Adewolu, said the TELCARE desk in Abuja will be a pilot, assuring that the commission plans to set up the desk at strategic locations across the country to provide information to telecom consumers.
He added that the TELCARE desk will serve as an additional platform to receive and facilitate the resolution of consumer complaints; provide a means through which consumers and citizens can make inquiries on consumer issues; provide a platform for advocacy on any thematic consumer issue or concerns; to further enhance awareness of the commission’s activities.
Danbata explained further that with the theme of 2023 World Consumer Rights Day tagged, ‘Empowering consumers through clean energy transition,’ the commission is affirming that the theme of this year will form part of the consideration of its regulatory mandate.
“We are committed to responsibly using the world’s resources, including protecting the environment by supporting the industry to transition to renewable energy.”
He said the commission’s Consumer Affairs Bureau will sensitise telecom consumers about these interventions aimed at making the environment better for all of humanity while adding that the CAB will carry this out as part of its Consumer Education mandate, with a significant part of this effort dedicated to providing information that equips the consumer to thrive in a world that has embraced digital finance.