The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is about to make a comeback on television with a newly packaged 30-minute weekly program that will examine the Nigerian telecommunications and information communications technology (ICT) industry on a regular basis and raise awareness among telecom users throughout the nation and abroad.
The weekly show, appropriately titled Telecom Weekly, will premiere today, Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. on NTA Network Services, which consists of more than 45 stations spread across the 36 states and Abuja. Every Tuesday at 5:00 PM, all nearby NTA stations are scheduled to connect to the program.
The Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Network will also broadcast the show’s radio version every Thursday at 8 p.m for simultaneous transmission to all states of the Federation with all the local FRCN stations expected to hook up during the weekly programme.
The programme is expected to add to the Commission’s share of voice on radio and television in a bid to provide stakeholders with timely information about developments and issues in the telecommunications industry.
Apart from simplifying issues about telecommunications services for the average consumer, one of the cardinal foci of the programme will be to continuously create awareness among various stakeholders about the activities and programmes of the Commission as it seeks to achieve regulatory excellence.
User experiences, gathered through consumer-related events and vox pop, will be used to spice the programme to enable the cross-section of consumers of telecommunications services to learn from such experiences and apply them in the usage of their services.
Expert opinions will also feature prominently to facilitate the process of creating awareness about the industry. Also, quiz sessions where viewers and listeners will win prizes will be a regular feature of the programme.