TCP calls for unified SIM cards database

The Telecommunications Consumer Parliament (TCP) has stated that service providers should have a unified database for SIM cards in collaboration with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to reduce the number of SIM card fraudsters.

The parliament also agreed that cyber crime offenders instead of just being jailed, should be put in facilities where their skills can be deployed for development of technology as opposed to just being incarcerated.

The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta at the 88th edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament with the theme ‘’Challenges of Cybercrime: The Role of the Telecoms Service Providers’’ held in Abuja stated the commission commitment to continue to collaborate with the industry’s stakeholders especially on the issue of cyber crime.

He said the commission would continue to ensure dialogue and active participation where necessary to harness additional ideas and implementation in order to protect the citizenry on Cyber security.

Danbatta stated also that all telecom stakeholders need to go back to the drawing board in order to inspire confidence in consumers to patronise communications e-services because if Nigerians fail to subscribe to telecommunications services, the services will die and millions of Nigerians will lose their jobs and the revenue generated by Telecom industry to GDP will diminish and that is a recipe for disaster.

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