Nigeria’s Telcoms regulator tasks Telcos on Network Security, Consumer Safety

Nigeria’s Telecoms regulator has directed Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the country to comply with regulatory frameworks that ensure the security and safety of their networks for telecom consumers. 

A statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs at the NCC, Reuben Morka said the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Danbatta, gave the directive at the 2023 annual Nigeria DigitalSense Forum in Lagos. 

 The theme of the event was: “5G: Data Governance, Safety and Security in Nigeria,”

Professor Danbatta who was represented at the event by the NCC’s Head, New Media and Information Security, Dr. Chidi Diugwu explained that the regulatory framework put in place by the Commission is the Internet Code of Practice (ICP), which outlines the obligations of Internet Access Service Providers in relation to the protection of consumers’ personal data and handling of offensive and potentially harmful content.

The NCC boss said through upholding the tenets of Internet Governance Code, the Commission, in collaboration with other stakeholders, can make networks safe and get telecom consumers protected online. 

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