NCC to dump paper numbering for automated numbering system

NCC Boss, Umar Garba Danbatta

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) at a consultative forum with a broad spectrum of stakeholders as part of the processes planned towards the introduction of an automated numbering system in Nigeria.

This is Consistent with the commission’s distinctive tradition of broad spectrum consultation prior to taking regulatory decisions.

Speaking during the consultation forum, Ubale Maska, Executive Commissioner Technical Services who represented Prof. Umar Danbatta, the EVC/CEO of NCC informed the participants that, “Numbers are scarce resource and one of the core functions of the Commission is to ensure that this scarce resource is effectively and efficiently managed”.

He also informed the audience that the automated system will be launched very soon by the Commission.

Paul Dinwoke, CEO Molcon Multiconcepts Limited, Consultants to NCC on the project also told the participants that some of the benefits of the automated system include convenience, transparency, efficiency, easy tracking, ability to choose number options, and strengthening of online payment systems.

Bako Wakil, Deputy Director Technical Standards and Network Integrity also told the audience that the deployment of automatic numbering management system is part of NCC’s efforts to automate her business processes within and outside the Commission.

The Forum was attended by many stakeholders, including licensees of the Commission and staff.

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