The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has charged the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to be proactive in delivering quality telecommunications services to Nigerians.
Gbajabiamila who gave the advice at a public hearing in Abuja, said that the house was concerned that some areas in the country have no access to mobile telecommunication services.
The hearing was organised by the House Ad hoc Committee investigating why the NCC failed to promote widespread availability and usage of mobile telecommunication services nationwide. The committee is also investigating the total accruals into the Universal Service Provision Fund as well as its expenditures since inception.
He said though Nigeria’s telecommunications sector was one of the largest in Africa, contributing immensely to the economy and lives of millions of Nigerians, most rural communities have no access to it.
Gbajabiamila said that the committee was constituted to probe the level of service delivery in the telecommunication sector, adding that NCC and other operators in the sector needed to live up to expectations in ensuring efficient and qualitative service delivery to all Nigerians and not to some specific areas only.