NCC links substandard phone usage to cancer
Daily Post reports that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has warned Nigerians against using substandard phones. It said such was responsible for some of the cancer ailments being suffered by the citizens.
The regulatory body has also identified unapproved phones as a major cause of network interruptions, which it said were also having negative implications on health of users.
In his address, directed to phone sellers on Thursday at Fayose Market in Ado Ekiti during a stakeholders’ sensitization workshop, Engr. Kunle Olorundare lamented that fake phones had taken over the country’s markets.
At the workshop organized by Ibadan zonal office of the NCC,
Olorundare reportedly said the preponderance of substandard phones was causing colossal damage to network services and health of users.
In addition, Olorundare warned that sellers of unapproved ICT products were flouting the NCC act and could face prosecution or seizure of their market items if they did not desist from selling such. Olorundare advised phone sellers to ensure phones they buy from manufacturers and dealers were approved by the NCC.
Also speaking at the event, Mr. Ekisola Oladosu, frowned on the proliferation of substandard phones and other ICT products in the country. Oladosu promised that NCC would do all within its powers to check the situation, noting that the task of sanitising the Nigerian phone market hangs on all stakeholders.
By way of acknowledging the sensitization brought by NCC, the President, Fayose Market Traders’ Association, Mr. Kehinde Badmus, praised the NCC for the enlightenment seminar, assuring that the Association would cooperate with the commission to achieve its goals.