The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, has berated the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, over its failure to checkmate the use of unregistered mobile telephone lines otherwise known as Subscriber Identity Module, SIM card.
Mr Lawan spoke after the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Communications, confirming the nomination of Adeleke Adewole as NCC Commissioner.
Mr Lawan bemoaned the inefficiency of the NCC and warned that the continued use of unregistered lines by subscribers on various telecommunication networks poses serious security risk to the country.
He also urged the agency to improve on its revenue earnings and service delivery to Nigerians.
“Let me say that the NCC has not done so well. We still have millions of people with lines that are not properly registered. This continues to be a security risk to us; the NCC needs to sit up.
“The revenues from NCC have not been meeting the target; so many of these operators don’t pay the proper taxes.
“The NCC, especially the management, must ensure that we get our revenue from these operators.
“Similarly, Nigerians don’t get the right services from these operators as their services are not reliable.
“We expect that by the time they have the full complement, they must ensure that Nigerians get the best of services and NCC should live up to its billings and mandate,” Mr Lawan added.