By Adedeji Fakorede
The Minister of Communications, Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, has assured that no Nigerian telecom subscriber would be shortchanged by any service provider under his watch in view of the of the increasing complaints that are emanating from poor quality of service and regulatory deficiencies.
This is even as the Minister described the present economic downturn besetting the nation as a temporary setback, saying that the telecom sector holds the ace to ending the current gloomy economy as it is set to boost the revenue base of the country and enhance job creation for the unemployed youths.
The Minister who spoke on Sunday, through a statement by his Special Assistant on media, Victor Oluwadamilare, declared that the telecom sector hold the ace to the litany of economic challenges confronting the nation and urged the citizens to support President Muhammadu Buhari to provide the enabling environment for the industry to thrive.
According to him, “As we celebrate the New Year, I appealed to all Nigerians, our supporters, Oyo State indigenes and residents in general to continue to rally support for President Muhammadu Buhari and Governors, so as to ensure the success of the ongoing transformation.
“The various complaints of telecom subscribers across board and the challenges besetting telecom operators in Nigeria are being looked into holistically with a view to finding lasting solutions in conjunction with relevant stakeholders within the possible shortest time”, Shittu added.
”The Federal Ministry of Communications under my watch will ensure synergy in the communication sector, so as to give room for Nigerians to take full advantage of the potentials in the industry.”
He added that “The telecom sector holds a lot of promise for the economic growth of Nigeria in terms of revenue generation and massive employment generation, if all the industry’s potentials and ICT’s limitless opportunities are well harnessed.