Telecom regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission is seeking support from the law enforcement agencies in a bid to quell out every assault and criminality undermining the operations of telecommunications in Nigeria.

This was made known by Professor Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, who was represented by Efosa Idehen, NCC’s Head of Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement at the South East Zonal Workshop for Law Enforcement Agencies holding in Enugu.

The workshop had in attendance relevant stakeholders such as Hosea Karma, AIG Zone 9, who represented Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police; Mohammed Danmallam, Police Commissioner, Enugu State; Dr. Benito Eze, Commandant NSCDC Abia State; and many personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, Department of State Services, Nigeria Customs Service, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and amongst others.

According to the Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police in his remarks, he called on all stakeholders in the security sector to enlist in the collaboration supported by the Commission because it is noble and also significant considering the strategic role telecommunication services play in the growth and sustenance of the economy.

Meanwhile, Paul Usoro, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, and Solomon Arase, Former Inspector General of Police, were among the resource persons at the event which featured many presentations which include: ICT – An Enabler for Effective Policing; Telecommunication Offences in Nigeria: The Challenges of Diligent Prosecution; and Enforcement Processes, Procedures and Regulations.

Attendees at the workshop commended the NCC for this strategic initiative, emphasing that its outcome will go a long way to addressing some of the challenges facing telecommunication service provision in Nigeria.

The South West, North West, South South Zonal Workshops held earlier in Lagos, Kano and Port Harcourt respectively.

The workshops for the North Central and North East Zones will take place in Minna and Yola respectively