For the Records: Speech of Barrister Adeleke Adewolu at the World Consumer Rights Day 2021

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Welcome Remark by the Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management, Barrister Adeleke Adewolu, at the Press Conference Organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission to Commemorate World Consumer Rights Day 2021

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The Chairman and Members of NCC Board of Commissioners
The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC
The Executive Commissioner Technical Services
Directors and Staff of the Commission
Invaluable Telecom Consumers, Stakeholders and Partners
Gentlemen of the Press and other Communication Professionals
Ladies and Gentlemen

It is my pleasure and duty to welcome you all to this special press conference organised by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to commemorate World Consumer Rights Day 2021.

Annually, as a rallying point, Consumers International – the global coalition of over 250 consumer advocacy groups and entities in more than 120 countries and territories – organise activities on 15th Day of the month March, with a thematic focus that calls attention to a topical issue of interest and concern to consumers in all regions of the world.

This year, the theme of the celebration is: “Tackling Plastic Pollution”. As a consumer-centric organisation, the NCC aligns with all visions that call attention to concerns about consumer rights and the need to secure them, because the prosperity of any business or service takes life from its consumers and stakeholders.

In 2017, NCC expressed unequivocal commitment to the centrality of the telecom consumer in the telecom ecosystem by declaring that Year as Year of the Telecom Consumers. Before then and after, we have been unwavering in our commitment to the primacy of the consumer in the architecture of telecommunications industry in Nigeria. For this reason, the NCC has received many awards, and we will not rest on our oars.

This also explains why we have organised today’s conference to recall policies, initiatives, programmes and activities of the Commission towards protecting the rights and addressing the concerns of the Nigerian telecom consumer.

I do not want to pre-empt the content of EVC’s Conference Address because characteristically the EVC is noted for addressing all dimensions to issues, and particularly when it concerns consumers in the telecom sector. Please relax but be attentive and participate in this event.

Once again, I welcome you all and look forward to a lively engagement with us at the event.

Thank you for listening.

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