35 million Nigerians not connected to telecoms, digital financial services.
Written by News Room on March 16, 2022
Executive vice-chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, says 35 million Nigerians do not have access to telecommunications and digital financial services.
He said this on Tuesday in Abuja during an event to commemorate World Consumer Rights Day 2022, with the theme ‘Fair Digital Finance’.
The NCC boss emphasised the need for increased investments in fixed and wireless infrastructure to boost financial inclusion.
He called on stakeholders in the digital finance sector to protect consumers from financial losses.
Danbatta further disclosed that the commission would soon establish telecom consumer assistance, resolution and enquiries (TELCARE) desks at strategic locations across the country to provide information to telecom consumers.
In 2019, about 40 million Nigerians were living without access to telecoms services.