Prof. Akande Decries Increase In Use Of Mobile Phones For Perpetration Of Crimes

Chairmanship nominee for Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) Prof. Adeolu Akande has decried the increase in the use of mobile phones for the perpetration of crimes in the country.

He made this known during his screening before the Senate Committee on Communications in Abuja.

Professor Akande said that there was no doubt that the use of communication as a tool for criminality had been on the rise in the country, and pledged his commitment to develop the sector if confirmed as chairman by the red chamber.

According to him  kidnappers, armed robbers, bandits use communication facility because the country has problem using communication to track the identity of Nigerians and its residents and added that the key problem has being the management of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM card).

The nominee stressed the need for closer collaboration between the commission and security agencies, to tackle challenges of insecurity.

Chairman of the senate Committee on communications, Senator Oluremi Tinubu explained that the nomination for confirmation of the nominee into the Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission is in consonance with the provisions of Section 8(1) of the NCC Act 2003.

She said that it was the committee’s hope that if the nominee was confirmed, his tenure would witness the growth and progress of Nigeria’s telecommunications industry.

James Itodo/Abuja

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