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No proof that masts, BTSs release harmful radiation—NCC

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), has once again reiterated its stand that there is no evidence to back the claims that masts or Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs) produce radiation that is  harmful to human health.

Speaking at the recent 88th Edition of Consumer Outreach Programme held in Katsina, the Commission’s Director of Consumer Affairs, Abdullahi Maikano, said “With respect to the information bandied about the telecom mast radiation, Adedigba said there is no evidence to back the claims that masts or Base Transceiver Stations produce radiation that is harmful to human health”.

Maikano, represented by NCC’s Deputy Director Consumer Affairs, Ismail Adedigba reassured the Commission’s efforts and initiatives instituted to address the challenges of consumers such as the “622” toll free line dedicated to enable consumers to escalate unresolved matters earlier reported to their service providers.

NCC also informed the audience about the “2442” Do-Not-Disturb (DND) short code that enables consumers to manage unsolicited messages they receive.

He also spoke on other Commission initiatives such as the Telecom Consumer Parliament (TCP) which is an interactive platform for consumers and service providers, aimed at providing solutions to consumer issues.