On the 5th March 2019, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) declared open a Public Inquiry on Regulations for Electronic Waste and Guidelines for Disaster Recovery at the NCC Head Office in Abuja. He called on all stakeholders in the Telecommunication and tangential Sectors to collaborate and rid Nigeria of Electronic Waste (e-Waste). Referencing a World Economic Forum report, he stated that electronic waste is the fastest- growing waste stream in the world and stakeholders should take concrete implementable actions to address the situation.
Participants were urged to make frank and useful suggestions to deepen the renewed governmental intervention in e-waste management and disaster recovery. They were also reminded of NCC’s commitment to collaborating with stakeholders to address challenges associated with the telecom service provisioning.