Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Nigerian telecom consumers spent $6.6 billion in 2016.
Danbatta disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja during the launch of the NCC Year of Consumer.
He said that in 2015, the Nigerian telecom consumers spent 5.6 billion dollars, adding that consumers’ contribution had made the success stories possible in the sector.
“That’s why today’s event is remarkable. More remarkable is that the year 2017 is dedicated to the Nigerian Telecom Consumer,’’ he said.
He further noted that NCC intends to inform and educate consumers with the sole aim of protecting and empowering them to make the right decisions this year.
He said that a robust media programme would accompany the initiatives in this campaign through the year providing unique and timely information to all.
“That is why in 2017, and I dare say and even beyond, the consumer will be our focus.
“The NCC is mandated to monitor the quality of service and ensure it conforms to acceptable standard.”