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NCC set to dump paper numbering, meets stakeholders on automated numbering



Consistent with its tradition of broad consultation prior to taking regulatory decisions, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday in Lagos held a consultative forum with stakeholders as part of the process towards the introduction of an automated numbering system in the country.

“Numbers are scarce resource and one of the core functions of the Commission is to ensure that this scarce resource is effectively and efficiently managed”, Ubale Maska, Executive Commissioner, Technical Services, who represented Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the Commission, Prof Umar Danbatta, told the audience that the automated system would be launched very soon.


Paul Dinwoke, Chief Executive of Molcon Multiconcepts Limited, consultants to NCC on the project, also told the participants that some of the benefits of the automated system include convenience, transparency, efficiency, easy tracking, ability to choose number options and strengthening of online payment systems.

The forum was attended by many stakeholders, including licensees of the Commission and staff, such as Bako Wakil, Deputy Director Technical Standards and Network Integrity, who told the audience that the deployment of automatic numbering management system is part of NCC’s efforts to automate its business processes within and outside the Commission.

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