The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has won the ‘Best Government Website Award of the Year’, at the Cyber Innovation Awards, organised by Cyber Africa in Lagos.
The commission was recognised for having the best website among government agencies in the country, which offers easy access to government information at the speed of thought.
Receiving the award, Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management, NCC, Okechukwu Itianyi said: "We feel elated about the award and we see it at as additional challenge to the management of NCC to continue in its role as a regulator to improve on its website to enable more Nigerians gain easy access to it and get all necessary information about NCC and its activities. In the same vein, we will continue to encourage telecoms operators to improve on service quality."
"We will also continue in our efforts to make broadband available to all Nigerians at affordable cost and we shall strive to empower all Nigerians to have easy access to voice telephony and data communications,” Itianyi added.
On how NCC intends to make its website more viable he the commission is working daily to ensure that everyone that has access to "our website, will enjoy browsing the site. The truth is that our website is been viewed all over the world and as a regulator, we try to maintain global standard. We will continue to improve on it and make it more attractive to both local and international viewers."
Responding to questions on fines, the Executive Commissioner said the fines were meant to put the operators on notice about the quality of services they are offering Nigerians.
"The fines are not intended to be punitive, but corrective in such a way that the operators will sit up and maintain best service quality," he said, adding
"What we do is to use our own key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the quality of their networks and sanction operators when they fall short of the KPI measurement. We are also talking with the operators to improve on the capacity of their networks and provide the best service quality to customers."
By Emma OkonjiSource